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Methodist Episcopal Church, Carthage, IL

April 28, 2017

This M.E. church in Carthage, Illinois is similar to many scattered from Indiana to Iowa. This was built in 1909, about the same time the city’s Baptists built their own facility two blocks east. This postcard shows the architect’s perspective drawing for the church; unfortunately, the name isn’t included. Still, it’s an exceptional rendering and came from someone with artistic ability. A follower of the blog (and fellow A-A enthusiast) has observed a similarity with the work of Badgley & Nicklas, who were indeed prolific.

Diagonally across the intersection (of Main and Marten streets), the Presbyterian church is remarkably similar.

UPDATE (29April2017): Two for comparison, the Methodist structures in Athens and Knoxville, TN:

  1. Richard Cawthon permalink

    This building was completed in 1907. The architects were Badgley & Nicklas.

  2. I was going to say Badgley & Nicklas too. See the almost identical Trinity ME Knoxville Tennessee, a.k.a. Luttrell Street M.E.

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