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Methodist Church, Virden, IL

March 26, 2015


Virden’s Methodist church was new in 1911, when the Akron-Auditorium movement had another decade of prominence. The “Methodist Belt” stretched from Ohio across Indiana and Illinois into Iowa and churches of this vintage and type are so thick that I’ll never be able to map them all. There is also the very real possibility that specific architects will have designed clusters of these, one new church attracting the attention of a nearby building committee.

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