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First United Methodist Church of Lovelady

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1910. 301 N. Read St.

Replacing a Presbyterian church of 1872 on this site, this angular church has wood siding cut to simulate stone and rock-faced false quoins. Tall narrow windows have pointed lintels rather than typical Gothic arches, and the extended eaves on the steep gable ends have small, closely spaced brackets. The three-stage tower, inset into the inner corner of the L-plan, has two diamond-shaped windows on each side, and its flat cornice is punctuated by ball finials at each corner. All of these stone-like features defy classifying this robust design as “Carpenter” Gothic.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "First United Methodist Church of Lovelady", [Lovelady, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 34-34.

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