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Saint James Episcopal Church

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1863, 1873. East side of 2nd Ave. N.E., north of 2nd St. N.E.

Here is the usual format for an Episcopal church: a Gothic church miniaturized nearly to the scale of a dollhouse. This dollhouse quality is enhanced by the springing of the belfry and spire of the tower at a very low point and by the introduction of a small-scaled fireplace and chimney on the front facade. On the side is a row of small, low buttresses between which are pointed windows with painted glass.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Saint James Episcopal Church", [Independence, 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, 404-404.

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