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Methodist Episcopal Church, Iroquois, SD

December 17, 2016


The M.E. church at Iroquois, South Dakota may be the most ubiquitous church design in North America. Designed by Philadelphia architect Benjamin Price as part of his role with the Board of Church Erections of the Methodist Church, several of his designs were published in a sort of catalogue intended to avoid the architectural blunders of congregations on the frontier without recourse to qualified building professionals. Price’s design No. 19A was built from coast to coast but especially in the Midwest and on the Great Plains. I know of at least eight of these in North Dakota.


It’s A-A qualifications are basic but essentially there: a single Sunday School room opens off the side of a longitudinal sanctuary. If it were enlarged slightly, the S.S might evolve subsidiary spaces and be more recognizable; here, in my taxonomy, this is a variation of the C-3.

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