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First United Methodist Church

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1902–1903, Sidney J. Osgood. 621 S. 3rd St.

The Grand Rapids architect of this building was active in producing designs for county courthouses and churches in the Midwest. His church in Clinton is a small, romantic, medieval pile. The street corner works around a round bay tower; at the opposite end of the recessed gabled facade is an octagonal tower. The lantern that stood at the peak of the highest roof is now gone, and metal-and-glass doors now provide entrance into the building.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 60-60.

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