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Congregational Church, Sioux City, IA

September 30, 2017

This Sioux City church is interesting for several reasons. First and foremost, it’s a rare example of a church in the Prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1916-1918 for Congregationalists, it was sold to Baptists and then to a Spanish-speaking evangelical group. In dire need of repairs, the building has been placed an multiple “endangered buildings” lists.

William L. Steele was a Sioux City architect who associated with Purcell & Elmslie on the Woodbury County Courthouse and then designed several other Prairie School buildings in northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska and even into South Dakota.

Obviously I’m also interested in this as an example of the A-A, never having seen the interior.

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