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Church Building

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c. 1880. 3rd Ave. between N. Elm St. and 2nd St. E.

The design of this former church moves from the angularity and brutalness of the Eastlake style to the Queen Anne. The building is composed of steeply pitched gables, wood patterned walls, and a pilastered main entrance. The windows seem to be arched, but the arched pattern is actually within the wood surface. The triangles of the gables are repeated as a theme throughout the building.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Church Building", [Cresco, 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, 373-373.

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