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Presbyterian Church, Oshkosh, WI

March 20, 2017

Though interesting as a robust example of the Richardsonian Romanesque, the Presbyterian church in Oshkosh, Wisconsin gives little of evidence of having been an A-A church — at least as it was configured initially:

It was built about 1893 from a design by Walter A. Holbrook of Milwaukee, whose work is new to me. Curiously, the church’s own website mentions the Akron Plan and its developer G. W. Kramer, but fails to credit Holbrook as actual designer.

Other cards resulting from the same image search hint at an addition on the church’s left side that probably contained its spaces for religious education; there’s no indication when that addition came about:

Though I haven’t yet found any conclusive interior views, the Wikipedia page makes an interesting observation: “The interior normally seated 500 people, but could be expanded by raising doors to other rooms.” It also offers a more recent photograph:

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