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Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

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1898–1900, Proudfoot and Bird. 712 Farnham St.
  • Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

This is one of the gems among Iowa's churches. The architects brought together a wide range of design approaches prevalent at the turn of the century. The late Queen Anne-Shingle style generally dominates, accompanied by Gothic Revival details; however, the massing of the building relates to the Colonial Revival, and a number of the wood details are from the Arts and Crafts movement. As in many Episcopal churches, there has been a dramatic reduction in scale; everything (including the central tower) seems miniaturized.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Saint Paul's Episcopal Church", [Harlan, 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, 476-476.

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