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Drayton United Methodist Church

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1905–1906, A. W. McCrea. 203 N. Main St.

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

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Citation

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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-PB1.

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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