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Episcopal Church

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c. 1890s. Southeast corner 1st Ave. and 10th St.

As sometimes happens with Episcopal churches, this building of randomly laid stone conveys a charming dollhouse scale. At the corner is a low tower with two arched openings giving entrance to an open porch; above, the stone walls have been carried upward, forming four piers that in turn form a tower with horizontal vents and a hipped roof. Above the low shed roofs that cover the side arches are the shingled walls of the clerestory with its own arched windows.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Episcopal Church", [Fort Dodge, 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, 390-390.

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