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First Presbyterian Church, Aurora, NE

September 12, 2015


Finding Akron-Auditorium churches is often an odyssey in itself. This afternoon I acquired a postcard view of the Hamilton County courthouse in Aurora, Nebraska, and went to google.maps to see it “in person.” Sure enough, it’s still there and google provided me with some other information about it—name of architect and date of construction—which has been useful in comparison with a similar design of the same period, the Cerro Gordo courthouse in Mason City, Iowa. As long as I was “visiting” Aurora, why not take a look at its older churches.

First or second generation churches—those more likely to be A-A—will typically be close to the historic center of town. A search for its Methodist church took me to the suburbs or post WWII developments. For the Presbyterian, however, there was a prime example at the southwest corner of 10th and K streets. I’ll be there is a D-1 or D-2 interior comfortably behind that handsome Neo-Calssical façade.

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