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First Methodist Church (now United Methodist Church)

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now United Methodist Church
1951. Northeast corner of S. Georgia Ave. and S.E. 2nd St.

A post-World War II version of a Georgian church was brought up to date here by references to the 1930s Art Deco Moderne. The building's most decidedly Moderne feature is its tower composed of a square base surmounted by vertical and horizontal layered drums.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First Methodist Church (now United Methodist Church)", [Mason City, 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, 415-415.

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