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First Methodist Episcopal Church

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1899. Northeast corner of Main St. and Roland Ave.

This Methodist church is an example of the Gothic Revival in stone, with a corner entrance tower. The Gothic arches of the entrance rest on a decorated horizontal band of finely carved stone, and the arches in turn are supported by inset columns. The eaves of the tower's spire roof are interrupted by wall gables that contain stone pointed arches that extend up from the lower louvers.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "First Methodist Episcopal Church", [Chariton, 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, 319-319.

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