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Federated Church

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1926–1927, Lescher and Mahoney. 101 Lomita Ave.
  • (Photograph by Bill Perry)

The United Methodist Federated Church occupies a trapezoidal block opposite the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and both structures frame the western edge of the central plaza, opposite the train station. Designed in 1926 by the Phoenix-based architectural firm Lescher and Mahoney, United Methodist is constructed of hollow, structural clay tile covered in whitewashed stucco. The church exhibits a minimalist version of the Mission Revival style, with little ornamentation save for the sculpted parapet and the arched, carved entry surround. Lescher and Mahoney replicated Spanish Colonial architectural elements in the church with some historical accuracy, such as the associated convento and courtyard and the deep-set fenestration.

Writing Credits

Mark C. Vinson, FAIA
R. Brooks Jeffery
Jason Tippeconnic Fox



  • 1926

    Design and construction

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Mark C. Vinson, FAIA, "Federated Church", [Ajo, Arizona], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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