First Congregational Church (Eldora, Iowa)

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First Congregational Church
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First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church (Eldora, Iowa) is located in Iowa
First Congregational Church (Eldora, Iowa)
First Congregational Church (Eldora, Iowa) is located in the US
First Congregational Church (Eldora, Iowa)
Location 1209 12th St.
Eldora, Iowa
Coordinates 42°21′41″N 93°5′52″W / 42.36139°N 93.09778°W / 42.36139; -93.09778Coordinates: 42°21′41″N 93°5′52″W / 42.36139°N 93.09778°W / 42.36139; -93.09778
Built 1894
Architect C.A. Dunham, John F. Atkinson
Architectural style Romanesque
Part of Eldora Downtown Historic District (#09000297)
NRHP Reference # 96001372[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 1996

First Congregational Church is a congregation of the United Church of Christ located in Eldora, Iowa, United States. The congregation was organized in 1868 and the church building was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. In 2010 it was included as a contributing property in the Eldora Downtown Historic District in 2010.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The church building was designed in the late Victorian, Romanesque Revival style by Charles Durham and was built from 1893-1894.[3] The church is constructed of LeGrand hammer dressed limestone. It measures 47 by 90 feet and the tower rises 57 and a half feet above the cornice line. The door sills and steps are made of blue stone and the interior is finished in antique oak and hard pine.[3] Stained glass windows help to illuminate the interior.

See also[edit]

Other properties of religious function on the National Register of Historic Places in Hardin County:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Rebecca Lawin McCarley. "Eldora Downtown Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  3. ^ a b "First Congregational Church". National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 

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