On the edge of downtown, this small one-story frame Gothic Revival church had suffered many indignities in the years from 1938, when it was closed by its congregation and sold to a local businessman and subsequently to other commercial owners. The building’s crenellated tower, lancet windows, and small gabled entrance porch had all been removed long ago. Finally, its purchase in 1993 was a victory for preservation in Monticello. The plate glass storefront was removed, the lancet windows and porch were re-created, and, once again, the Latin cross plan formed by the tall cross-gabled roof was made visible. A striking feature is the steep gable end at the front of the building, which is embellished with diamond and quatrefoil cutouts.
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Drew County Abstract and Title Co. (St. Mary’s Episcopal Church)
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