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Methodist Episcopal Church, David City, NE

January 5, 2016

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Domed Neo-Classical churches were common across the U.S. during the years 1900-1920. Given that the Gothic was a “Christian” style of architecture — despite the prospect that the pointed arch was an Islamic idea brought back to Europe by returning Crusaders — one wonders about the mental gymnastics that made “pagan” Classicism an acceptable choice.

St Luke’s Methodist church was dedicated 07 May 1911 and still sits comfortably at the northeast corner of Sixth and “D” streets; the architect is unidentified in a 1910 issue of The Improvement Bulletin. The interior gives evidence of having been a C-1 type and one time.

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