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United Presbyterian Church

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c. 1910, H. W. Wachter. 302 2nd Ave. SE

Two dramatically flared witch’s hat roofs of different proportions mark the primary and secondary entrances of this Akron-plan church that is sited on a corner. The roofs crown massive square entrance towers that are heavily buttressed and pierced with Gothic-arched leaded-glass windows. Pointed-arch windows fill each gable end of the church’s two principal sides. All the roofs make effective use of a doubled-up layer of shingles about every eighth course, producing a strong horizontal shadow line. Deep eave and gable overhangs are supported by massive carved wood brackets. The entire body of the church massing is an extremely dark red brick with similar coloration of the roof and trim. The overall effect of this church by a Toledo, Ohio, architect is Arts and Crafts.

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Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "United Presbyterian Church", [Jamestown, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-SN4.

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Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 210-210.

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