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Presbyterian Church, Brookville, PA

August 10, 2016

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It’s difficult to imagine more church on this tight urban lot. Its bold forms and basic materials command an intersection at a main entry to the city center (as I recall a visit some years ago). Unfortunately my friend Richard Kenyon and I couldn’t get in, so it’s pure speculation about a C-1 configuration. Architects in 1904-1905 were Robinson & Winkler, who had offices in both Pittsburgh and Altoona.

Winkler, by the way, worked his way west and subsequently practiced in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

PS: Is that the glint of a glazed ceramic tile roof? What an astounding survival.

PS (2016.12.19): An early postcard image:

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