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Church of Christ

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1912. Northwest corner of 7th and Coolbaugh streets

The plan of this church with a central auditorium is that of a Greek cross with a central octagonal drum and low dome. The space between the arms has been filled in, and one corner has been cut at a 45-degree angle so as to command the street corner. This angled facade has a double-columned porch inspired by the classical style. Overall, the design represents a warm, domesticated version of the Beaux-Arts tradition.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Church of Christ", [Red Oak, 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, 341-341.

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