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Methodist Episcopal Church, Holyoke, CO

May 21, 2017

To go along with today’s other post (a church in Sanger, CA), here is one equally whispy in its stylistic leanings.

The battered entrance vestibules owe something to the Arts & Crafts — the exposed rafters and splayed walls — while the curved parapets might have been inspired by the Spanish Colonial, the Baroque, or even the Hanseatic League cities of north Germany. Finally, what appears to be dense iron-spot brick are characteristic of the Progressive Movement of the 19-teens and 20s. Like its Sanger sibling, this one has also disappeared from the scene. I feel like I’m playing “pin the style” on the donkey/

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