Cullman: St Paul’s Lutheran Church
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cullman is proof that a modern house of worship can be as spiritually uplifting as a more traditional Gothic or Romanesque design. Constructed during 1969-1970, the church was designed by architect Robert H. Adams of Charles H. McCauley Associates. The powerfully simple, symmetrical design has dramatic curving roof lines flanking the towering stained-glass window and cross. The roof sits on supporting walls of rubble-style stone. Enhancing the symmetry are stone planters on either side of the entry. Inside, the massive beams follow the outer form of the roof and are reminiscent of a ship, evoking Noah’s Ark.
Photo credit: Lewis Kennedy