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Community Presbyterian Church

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1905, 1982, 1994. NV 227
  • Community Presbyterian Church

The white church with its Gothic Revival details is unexpected in this isolated environment, and yet the contrast of height and firmly spreading solidity gives the church some of the variety of its natural surroundings, where flat lands rise to nearby mountains. From its pointed-arched, paired doors at the base to the tall conical steeple above, the corner tower strains to touch the sky. Large stained glass windows, set within pointed arches, punctuate the broad gable ends.

In 1982 the congregation added a one-story wing to the rear by extending the rear gable back from the church. Another wing, two stories in height, extends from the 1982 addition to provide increased meeting space. Both wings blend with the style of the church, although in an energy-conscious age the congregation seems to have been reluctant to include large windows.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "Community Presbyterian Church", [Elko, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NO64.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 159-159.

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