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First Congregational Church

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1893, Charles A. Dunham. Southeast corner of 12th Ave. and 12th St.

What is seemingly a large-scaled Richardsonian Romanesque building has been magically miniaturized into this small church of ashlar block masonry. Entrance to the church is through a little circular tower at one corner; at the other corner is the principal tower, which is open from its second level up to the belfry. Within the main gable front, thin buttresses frame a composition of three arched windows, and above is an arrangement of circular and arched false windows.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First Congregational Church", [Eldora, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-NO115.

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Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 381-382.

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