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Grinnell Methodist Church

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1895. Southwest corner of 5th Ave. and Park St.

The plan of the church is that of a wide central auditorium that projects out and is lighted by windows in the gable wings. Between the wings are towers, the one on the left rising to a dormered spire. The stone masonry has been laid as ashlar blocks, with alternating wide and thin horizontal rows. The voussoirs of the arches, though on the same plane as the adjacent walls, have been emphasized, as have the various projecting table moldings. In style the church is loosely Romanesque Revival, but a somewhat miniaturized version of the Romanesque, as one often encounters in Episcopal churches.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Grinnell Methodist Church", [Grinnell, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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