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Church Building

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c. 1905. North side of 3rd Ave. E. between N. Elm St. and 2nd St. E.

This Craftsman church combines shingles, board-and-batten, plaster, and half-timber. The single wall at one side of the main gable rises and becomes the wall of the gabled tower. In its own turn, the wall of the tower extends down into the shingled surface with a large-scale open X-frame of the belfry. The entrance, as if in a dwelling, is through a porch hidden to the side.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


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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