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First Baptist Church, Tampa, FL

December 30, 2013


One progressive style Akron-Auditorium church often begets another. Such may have been the case in Tampa at the turn of the century. The very non-liturgical auditorium-type church shown in the postcard above was built prior to 1908 and must have quickly become outgrown, for it was replaced with the monster shown below. I love the idea that a good idea continues to be good, though the scale of the problem may change dramatically.

Am I the only one who sees Lou Kahn in the first scheme?


Is this a better image?


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