Methodist Episcopal Church 1903 & 1924 - Ottawa, Ks.
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N 38° 36.778 W 095° 16.025
15S E 302612 N 4276266
Quick Description: This Victorian Gothic red brick church is located at 203 E. 4th Street in Ottawa, Ks.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2012 7:10:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMF92C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Long Description:
From the National Register Application:
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"This is a Victorian Gothic style church. Distinctive features include the brick construction ornamented with stone banding, the irregular massing and roof shape, the pointed arch window and door openings, and the tracery in the stained-glass windows.

This building retains a very high degree of architectural integrity and it clearly continues to convey its historic associations. It contributes to the significance of the historic district."
Marker Name: Methodist Episcopal Church 1903 & 1924

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
This marker is located near the doorway: The text reads: This 1903 building was designed by architect George P. Washburn in the Victorian Gothic Style. It was built with funds raised by the congregation with a generous gift from Samuel Rohrbaugh. The Sunday School Temple addition on the east side was designed by Minneapolis architect Harry Jones in 1924 and "Dedicated to the youth of Ottawa." Distinctive features include the brick construction ornamented with stone banding, the irregular massing and roof slope, the pointed arch window and door openings and stained glass windows. The church is now the First United Methodist Church. A contributing building to the Historic Ottawa Central Business District placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. I believe that the marker was set by the City of Ottawa. The swan on the marker references the Marais des Cygnes River (Marsh of the Swan) that flows north of downtown.


Marker Location: Franklin

Name of agency setting marker: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Year Marker Placed: Not listed

Official Marker Number: Not listed

Marker Web Address: Not listed

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