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First Congregational Church

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1903. Southwest corner of 3rd and Division streets

The low profile of this Gothic Revival church makes it appear as a distant object in relationship to its large corner tower. The tower asserts its presence not only by its size, but by a richness in the stone detailing which contrasts with the surrounding brick surfaces. The quoining, the surrounds of the pointed arched windows (and belfry), and the cornice are all rendered in light-colored stone.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First Congregational Church", [Stuart, 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, 510-510.

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