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Presbyterian Church, Marissa, IL

Marissa is a small town in downstate Illinois with two churches, one Methodist, the other Presbyterian. The latter is the larger and more stylish of the two. It may have A-A characteristics (yet to be proven) but I include it here because of the interesting buttresses and contrasting masonry textures.

St Luke Lutheran Church, Prosperity, SC

Now and then a tremendous goody passes this way, like this architectural drawing of a Lutheran church in Prosperity, South Carolina. Wilmington architect Henry Bonitz [1872-1921] designed the building but I find no evidence that it was built.

Christian Church, Sullivan, IN

Neither of the Christian churches in both Sullivans — in Illinois and Indiana — seem to have survived. Each of them offers hints of Akronicity, so the investigation goes on. This one gives the appearance of an armory, not entirely inappropriate, as Luther’s God was a mighty fortress. What’s going on with the “saddlebag” (and presumably its twin on the opposite side)? And the twin entries—that aren’t? I like it.

Christian Church, Sullivan, IL

The postcard view of a Christian (Disciples of Christ) church in Sullivan, Indiana led to a google search. Google in turn thought I ought to be told of a similar church in Sullivan, Illinois. Google works in that mysterious way.

I can find little about this church, which appears to no longer be standing—except to observe the slight bulge at the left rear.

Methodist Episcopal Church, Millvale, PA

Allegheny county has been a rich source of A-A stock, perhaps because its years of prosperity correspond closely with those of the Akron plan. Millvale’s M.E. church still serves at the corner of Lincoln and Butler, though I haven’t found interior photos.

Incidentally, the database reached #6630 this evening.

Cornhill Methodist Episcopal Church, Rochester, NY

Among Rochester’s many excellent examples of the Richardsonian Romanesque was Cornhill M.E., once picturesquely sited on the verge of Lunsford Circle Park. The building was gifted to another denomination, which then suffered a series of suspicious fires. Today it is a romantic shell of its former Richardsonian glory.

The architect in 1894 was announced to be H. L. Larzelere, which is unknown to me.

Another example of Larzelere’s work is the more modest Presbyterian church in Charlotte, NY

Lutheran Church (?), Dayton, OH

This church is currently listed for sale at an incredibly reasonable price. Interior views weren’t available, so I have no idea whether there is a direct connection between auditorium and Sunday school. If this church was, indeed, Lutheran, I suspect it was of the English variety, since Scandinavians were disinclined to the Akron Plan.