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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.

Writing Credits

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—,

Print Source

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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