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First Baptist Church

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1938, G. Meredith Musick. 230 E. 14th Ave. (southwest corner of Grant St.)

The thin Protestant spire on this Georgian Revival church rises triumphantly above heavier neighboring domes and towers. “The idea of a cock atop the weather vane mounted on the steeple's zenith became a matter of strong contention among the trustees of the church until I reminded them that the cock had long been a Protestant symbol for Christ at the last supper,” wrote the architect in his autobiography, Wayfarer in Architecture. The red brick walls and Indiana limestone trim are complemented by the immense polished red granite columns of a pedimented entry portico. Dense landscaping of the narrow street margins has enhanced this landmark.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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