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First United Methodist Church

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1925–1926, Wythe, Blaine, and Olson. Northwest corner of W. 1st and West sts.

Designed by an architecture firm from Oakland, California, this Neo-Gothic church is unusual for Reno in that it is an early example of a poured-in-place concrete structure. Buttresses and pointed arches framing narrow round- and pointed-arched windows emphasize the verticality of the three-story church, as does the central bell tower. The main entrance, facing West 1st Street, is located in a recessed arched opening flanked by engaged Corinthian columns.

The exterior reflects the single-nave plan within the building and is loosely based on late nineteenth-century English churches and their American versions.

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Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
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Julie Nicoletta, "First United Methodist Church", [Reno, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NW018.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 73-73.

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