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Christian Church, Charleston, IL

September 20, 2017

We already have an M.E. church in Charleston. Here is its Christian (Disciples of Christ) counterpart. The double gables on the right hand street elevation connote an auditorium and a wing for religious education. It also happens to be a solid Midwestern interpretation of the Richardsonian Romanesque—often quite far from the spirit of Richardson’s own work but charming nonetheless.

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