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First Lutheran Church

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1917–1919, Magney and Tussler. 619 N. Broadway
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The cordial dialogue between the Cathedral of St. Mary (CS16) and First Lutheran Church is the kind of architectural interplay that makes cities vibrant. This Gothic Revival brick church designed by a Minneapolis firm is one of the most handsomely detailed buildings in Fargo. While the square tower may seem disproportionally large and robust compared to the church’s nave, its size can be more than justified by the ample space around it and the articulation and faceting of the masonry surfaces. The interior hammer beam timber framework and masonry detailing of this church are especially well crafted.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "First Lutheran Church", [Fargo, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 38-38.

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