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First Presbyterian Church

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1919, J. C. Fulton; Wilson and Wilson, supervising architects. 130 S. 4th St. (NR)

J. C. Fulton, a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, architect, gave this church an imposing dome that echoes that of the county courthouse across the street. The church's speckled buff brick walls combined with a limestone base and limestone trim follow a Classical Revival design, with modified Roman, Greek, and eclectic detailing. The entry facade is perfectly symmetrical, with a two-story portico flanked by four fluted columns with Ionic capitals. The semicircular golden oak auditorium, with all of its 500 seats within 40 feet of the pulpit, has a wrapping balcony. Large, leaded stained glass windows light the auditorium. Stained glass also colors the rotunda, where two large urns with bas-reliefs of children listening to Jesus are the work of the noted local sculptor, Mabel Landrum Torrey, a student and protégé of Lorado Taft.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "First Presbyterian Church", [Sterling, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 256-257.

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