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First (United) Methodist Episcopal Church

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1895–1896, Joseph Schwartz. 302 S. Carroll

This picturesque, rambling church of bluegray quartzite and red sandstone has a tall entrance tower at one corner. In style the building is Central European Romanesque. Here, as well as in the design of the 1916–1917 Lyon County Courthouse, Schwartz demonstrated a knowledge of historic forms and current fashion as well as an ability to realize these designs in an original manner.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First (United) Methodist Episcopal Church", [Rock Rapids, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-MW099.

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Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 492-492.

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