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First Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA

March 7, 2017

Both Central Methodist and First Presbyterian churches in Spokane present a main street façade aspiring to the French Gothic: a pair of towers that are cousins rather than twins, flanking a central gable. Behind each of those elevations something quite different is going on, however, as can be seen from this interior view:

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This view from the auditorium balcony Shows two openings to adjacent spaces on either side of the pulpit. The larger one to the left opens into the Sunday school and shows what appears to be the platform for the S.S. superintendent, hence a 180° full Akron shape. That is confirmed by the aerial view:

The architect in 1910 was Loren Leighton Rand. Coincidentally, Rand was himself a Presbyterian.

 

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