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First Methodist Episcopal Church

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1914. Northeast corner of N. 2nd Ave. E. and E. 2nd St. N.

Another of the community's Beaux-Arts designs appears in a Methodist church. It is a cruciform scheme centered on a low drum and a green dome. The entrance is a temple front with four Doric columns in antis. The large segmented curved window opposite the entrance arm carefully breaks through its lower cornice, and its keystone just touches the base of the tympanum above. Like the nearby courthouse, the building is sheathed in Bedford limestone.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

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