"The Gates of Pfeifer, Russia" 

By Michael Boss

Oil on Linen

14" X 18"

From the Collection of Sheri Rose, Hoyt, Kansas

Pfeifer, Russia was founded in 1765 by emigrants from Baden, Wuerttemburg and other provinces in Germany. It is located a few miles southwest of Kamenka. 

The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built of wood and had a rather ornate altar and a pipe organ from South Tyrol. 

The gates at Pfeifer had a unique blend of Volga-German and Eastern style making for a fascinating painting.