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Creede Community Church (Congregational Church)

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Congregational Church
1905. Northeast corner of Creede Ave. and 4th St.

The ungodly town of Creede, one of the wildest in Colorado, inspired Congregationalists in Denver to donate a circus tent for services. That tent evolved into this serene, red brick Queen Anne Style church with trim of local sandstone, a steep, pyramidal roof, and a stocky, shingled corner belfry tower. The so-called Akron, or fan-shaped, seating plan common to many U.S. church buildings of the period was used in a square hall with corners cut off by entrances and the fellowship room. The same subtle Gothic arch distinguishes the entry, the bell tower openings, and the stained glass windows, which were donated by the town fraternal lodges.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Creede Community Church (Congregational Church)", [Creede, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-ML03.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 432-433.

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