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Smurfit Arts Center, University of Scranton (John Raymond Memorial Universalist Church)

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John Raymond Memorial Universalist Church
1906, Lewis Hancock. Madison Ave. at Vine St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

This simplified version of Tufts University Chapel in Medford, Massachusetts, built originally for Scranton's Universalists is dominated by a brutally simple West Mountain rubble stone tower that rises like a smokestack from the building's corner. According to its architect, however, the style was Early Christian.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Smurfit Arts Center, University of Scranton (John Raymond Memorial Universalist Church)", [Scranton, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 488-488.

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