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Drayton United Methodist Church

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1905–1906, A. W. McCrea. 203 N. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

This handsome Romanesque Revival church of yellow brick reflects the dominant social status and affluence of the Scots-Irish Methodists in the area. McCrea was a knowledgeable advocate for the Akron plan. Here the auditorium-style seating was composed of curved pews. McCrea, who had been a resident of Drayton before moving to New York City, proposed a design with simple lines and relatively light massing. With its bold facade of six tall round-arched stained glass windows that step down in size to follow the slope of the gable roof, the church exterior departs from heavy Richardsonian treatments.

Writing Credits

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



Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Drayton United Methodist Church", [Drayton, 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, 95-95.

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