First Baptist Church (Osceola, Wisconsin)

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First Baptist Church
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First Baptist Church
Location 201 3rd Ave.
Osceola, Wisconsin
Built 1910
Architect Harry Wild Jones
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP reference # 08000201
Added to NRHP March 12, 2008[1]

First Baptist Church was designed by Harry Wild Jones and was built in 1910. It served as a church until 2006. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 for its architectural significance.[1]

It is described as "Gothic Revival inspired" and as "Craftsman influenced". It is a one-story church on a 40 by 78 feet (12 m × 24 m) plan, with a square bell tower over its main entrance, and with an unusual polygonal rotunda at its west end. The rotunda area provided space for six separable classroom spaces, consistent with Akron Plan design.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Eric J. Wheeler (June 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: First Baptist Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 29, 2017.  With 10 photos from 2006 (see photo descriptions page 22 of text document).