First United Methodist Church

Architectural Tour of Clinton

First United Methodist Church

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


First United Methodist Church, 621 South 3rd Street; 1902-1903; Sidney J. Osgood of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Architect; John Lake & Son, Builder.This brick church has a stone watertable and terra cotta string courses; the arch framing is also of terra cotta. Atlerations include the removal of a "lantern" at the peak of the peak of the main hip roof, closing of the arched clerestory window on the south, and new entry doors. The church building has an interesting variety of massing and play of forms. Highly eclectic in design approach, the handling of the building design elements most closely follows the Romanesque Style, although there is also some influence of the Second Renaissance Revival Style. The first stone for the church was laid in August 1902; the cornerstone was laid October 5, 1902; and, the dedication was held on September 13, 1903.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Architectural Tour of Clinton


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