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Halsteren (NB): St. Quirinuskerk (J.Th.J. Cuypers, 1911-1912)



Although the old church of Halsteren had been returned to the Catholics in 1799, a new bigger church was built in 1911. In this  design by Jos. Cuypers every influence from his famous father P.J.H. Cuypers seems to have vanished; it's clearly inspired by Romanesque architecture as well as Baroque, with not even a single trace of neo-Gothic. It's a three-aisled cruciform basilica with a large square crossing tower and a double tower front. The towers are basically very similar in style to those Cuypers would add to St. Bavo's cathedral in Haarlem some fifteen years later. Of special interest are the mansard roofs that cover the nave, choir and transept. The combination of brickwork and white plaster adds much to the attractive looks of the building.







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