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Kansas City Church Will Revive Its Iconic ‘Steeple Of Light’ This Weekend

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Kansas City Church Will Revive Its Iconic ‘Steeple Of Light’ This Weekend

Photo caption: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed Community Christian Church in 1940. He called it the ‘church of the future,’ and the original plans called for dozens of searchlights to project from openings in a dome on the roof. Photo credit: Julie Denesha. Article by Julie Denesha. KCUR – May 8, 2021.

Community Christian Church, just off the Country Club Plaza, was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. For years its defining feature was a “steeple of light” that sent beams of light into the night sky. But for the past two years the church has been dark.

The rooftop of Community Christian Church in Kansas City provides a dazzling view of the sun setting behind the Spanish-style towers of the Country Club Plaza. But, on this evening, the half dozen people out on the church roof are eager for darkness to fall.

That’s when they’ll test their light.

For many years, a “steeple of light” beamed skyward from the church, which architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed in 1940. The steeple was a landmark and a beacon in Kansas City. Two years ago, it disappeared. […]

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