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All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church (First Congregational Church)

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First Congregational Church
1922, Luther P. Hartsook, Richmond. 3000 Grove Ave.

This extremely ambitious church design by Hartsook, who maintained offices in Richmond and Ashland, drew upon McKim, Mead and White's Madison Square Presbyterian Church, New York (1906) for basic features such as the low, metal-clad dome and the tetrastyle Corinthian columned portico. He also employed a light-colored Roman brick, which the New York architects had helped to popularize. However, in contrast to the Early Christian character of the New York prototype, this church is more classical Roman in appearance.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church (First Congregational Church)", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-RI324.

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Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 271-271.

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