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First Presbyterian Church

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1884. Northeast corner of 8th Ave. and 12th St.

The corner tower has been placed at a 45degree angle, facing the junction of the two streets. Pointed windows with tracery, plus the high pitch of the gables and roofs, establish the design as Gothic Revival. The tall roof of the tower has been divided into two parts by a suggestion of an attic with vent dormers. An unsympathetic post-World War II modernist addition has been built to the rear.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First Presbyterian Church", [Marion, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE337.

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