Schaesberg (L): H.H. Petrus en Paulus
The H.H. Petrus en Paulus of Schaesberg is one of
the oldest buildings in this part of Landgraaf, since most of its historic
heritage was demolished in the 1960's and 1970's for the sake of modernisation.
The church was founded in 1648 but wasn't completed
until 1699. The tower, the one-aisled nave and the two chapels on either sides of the nave are all from this period. The style in which the church was built is hard to specify.
The nave is related to Classicism, and as such is a rare catholic example of that style. The tower is quite similar to towers from the Romanesque period in this region. The church was mostly built of bof natural stone.
rick, with some decorative use
in The Netherlands. In 1914 the original choir was demolished and replaced with a transept and choir in
matching style, designed by J. Stuyt. A chapel was added to the south side of the choir in 1958.