An early issue of Manufacturers Record described the first church built by the congregation as having “a slight tendency towards the Gothic style of architecture.” The same could be said of this replacement. Actually a mixture of Gothic and Romanesque, with a brick nave hiding behind a yellow sandstone facade, the church represents an amalgam of numerous building campaigns, remodelings, and additions. Battlemented towers of unequal heights, both rather stubby, flank the entrance, where deeply incised chevron moldings accentuate the round arches. Above, a pointed-arched window is filled with modern stained glass, its tracery as important to the design as the glass it contains.
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