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Emmanuel United Methodist Church

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c. 1910. Southeast corner 12th St. and Exchange St.

The precedent here is that of the Italian High Renaissance and the centralized church building. The center of this church is a square with its corners cut off. Above this rises a drum with windows, and a low dome. Two grand temple fronts with pediments face out into the two streets. Each of these fronts has four Corinthian columns set in front of a triple-arched loggia. The auditorium within is a square lighted principally by the drum.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Emmanuel United Methodist Church", [Keokuk, 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, 109-109.

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