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Methodist Episcopal Church, Nodaway, IA

A hasty addition with not much information to back it up. The A-B-a-b configuration is all that makes me wonder.

Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE

This former Congregational church hasn’t yet shown up in postcards, but it still stands at 1640 “A” Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. I’d thought it was gone but has turned up in the guise of Capitol View Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Though they were not the original client/occupant, it’s worth noting that there is only one SDA church in the database, in New Jersey, and it has an exemplary Akron Sunday school. Here, I’m not yet certain, though the window configurations are in our favor.


Three in Hamburg, PA

Once again randomness has served me well. A google search this morning for another building elsewhere highlighted a small Methodist church in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, and a look for it on google.maps revealed two other likely candidates: another Methodist and a Lutheran.

Sorry, I only found images for two.

Presbyterian Church, Vashon Island, WA

Photo: Vashon Island Presbyterian Church / 15 September 2009 / Joe Mabel, photographer

If Akron-Auditorium churches were Legos, this would be it: an archetypical example of clear and unambiguous functional representation.

UPDATE[14OCT2017]: Another, better image from eBay.


Baptist Church, Greenwood, SC

First Baptist church in Greenwood was built in 1897 to replace a facility they had outgrown. And it was lost when the same thing happened in the mid-20th century. I’ve seen more than a few octagonal auditoria in the South, perhaps from the same designer.

Methodist Episcopal Church, Silver Creek, NE

Given the size (i.e., area) of Silver Creek, their new UMC facility is mammoth. Perhaps they draw from a very big radius of hinterlands. At any rate this building is gone.



Methodist Episcopal Church, Athens, PA

Mature trees obscure much of this view but the UMC in Athens, Pennsylvania still stands on Main Street near Paine. I’m guessing a date circa 1910. Perhaps the most interesting (i.e., curious) thing about it is the double entrance with a column centered above each.

The wing for religious education is hidden on the right, seemingly running in parallel with the auditorium.