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First Methodist Episcopal Church (now Methodist Church)

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now Methodist Church
1894. Northwest corner of 8th and Washington streets

The Richardsonian Romanesque has been highly abbreviated in this light-colored rusticated stone church. Externally the building's design revolves around its high, impressive corner tower. At the base of the tower are a pedimented entrance and small stair tower. The tower's high stone spire has a small tower at each corner; these are carried up and terminate in their own separate roofs.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First Methodist Episcopal Church (now Methodist Church)", [Cedar Falls, 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, 359-359.

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