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Congregational Church (page 2 of 3)

Detail of street corner entrance and steeple. Photo by Howard J. Partridge.

Tower Entrance Detail
First Congregational Church in Alameda, California

The stonework at the base of this corner tower bears a passing resemblance to the  work of Henry Hobson Richardson, who pioneered Shingle Style in America.  He is also known for Richardsonian Romanesque, and perhaps this is the basis for the Gothic and Romanesque confusion mentioned on the previous page.  Richardson's stonework was typically more rusticated, however.  Note the additional traces of the Shingle Style in the way that the roof hugs the forms below,  and in the tiny eyebrow louvers in the steeple.  Daniel F. Oliver was the architect of this charming church, constructed in 1904.  Photograph taken in 2002 by Howard J. Partridge.
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