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First Presbyterian Church

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1908. Northeast corner of 8th St. and Beaden Ave.

In this instance, the “rational” desire for a square auditorium has lead to the design of a single boxlike form. Each of the facades has a false cornice that centers on a false pediment. The principal windows are round arched with wood mullions forming interior arches and circles. To bring a more decidedly architectural character to the building, its designer placed a pedimented temple with columns in antis at a 45-degree angle to the cross-street corner of the structure. Viewed from an angle, this pediment repeats the pattern of the two false pediments on the adjoining walls.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First Presbyterian Church", [Chariton, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-SO039.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 318-318.

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