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First Congregational Church

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1889–1890, John Snyder. 1024 4th Ave.

One of nearly three dozen churches built in Beaver Falls during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this neat, white frame church originally served a German Evangelical Protestant congregation. A steep gable defines its simple massing, and on the bracketed entry facade, a small dormered doorway is flanked by paired triangular-topped windows. Five bays of similar peaked windows line each side of the church, and are trimmed with narrow decorative bargeboards echoing the horizontal wood siding.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "First Congregational Church", [Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-BE22.

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Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 149-149.

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