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The Brew (St. John’s Episcopal Church)

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St. John’s Episcopal Church
1886, George W. G. Van Winkle. 215 Sims St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The Reverend George W. G. Van Winkle held strong views on the appropriate setting for Episcopal worship. He was probably influenced by the Ecclesiological Society, and his design opinions may have been informed by Richard Upjohn’s Rural Church Architecture (1852). The Gothic Revival former church is typical of those modified for small communities throughout the nation, with its simple rectangular form, gable front, portico, buttresses along its brick walls, and steeply pitched roof. The church was converted into a coffee house in 2005.

Writing Credits

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


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "The Brew (St. John’s Episcopal Church)", [Dickinson, 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, 170-171.

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