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First Presbyterian Church

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c. 1892. Northwest corner 8th St. and 1st Ave. S.

The central gable presents a grouping of three arched entrances on the ground level; above is a tripartite window composed of a large central arched unit and smaller ones to each side. The central gable is contained by a pair of towers on either side. The larger of the towers, on the right, is square in form; that on the left is octagonal. The style of the church is Richardsonian Romanesque, with a light-colored limestone base and trim accompanied by red brick walls above.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First Presbyterian Church", [Estherville, 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, 383-384.

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