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Christian Church

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c. 1892. Corner E. 2nd St. and Main St. (Iowa 1)

The Romanesque Revival style has in this case been realized in wood, and the scale is almost domestic. Entrance to the church is gained through a porch and doorway at the base of the small open lantern tower. The front gable end contains a large arched window composed of a full circle above accompanied on each side by half-lunettes, and, below, by a row of narrow rectangular windows. Although it was constructed of wood, the open lantern tower has been designed to suggest its masonry antecedents.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Christian Church", [Keosauqua, 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, 329-329.

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