St. John's Episcopal Church

Architectural Tour of Clinton

St. John's Episcopal Church

Clinton, Iowa 52732, United States

Created By: Matt Parbs


St. John's Episcopal Church, 240 4th Avenue South; 1898; Josiah L. Rice. Architect, of Clinton; John Lake, Builder.The building is constructed of Anomosa limestone with Bedford limestone trim. The interior woodwork is of native red oak. The interior changes include the addition of a wall of mosaics behind the altar in 1910-11 and replacement of the original "cathedral" stained glass windows with new art glass designs in 1977-79. Exterior changes include a parish hall addition 1948, designed by James Loftus of Omaha, Nebraska, and built by Ole Jorgensen and Sons in 1953. The church, designed in Gothic Revival Style, conveys a feeling of strength and solidarity through the use of stone as the major building material. At the same time, a sense of warmth and human scale is achieved—mainly by means of the highly textured wall surfaces of quarry faced stone.

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


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