Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Archimedes Russell: First English Lutheran Church

Archimedes Russell designed this magnificent building with his associate Melvin King in 1911 in the Mission style, a departure from his historic European earlier works. 

From the present church's website:
Our building, the last church designed by Archimedes Russell and perhaps, to a great degree, by his draftsman/associate Melvin King, is unique in the catalog of Russell-designed edifices. Where Russell worked almost exclusively in the Gothic and Romanesque Revival idioms, FEL is an imposing Ohio sandstone structure with a  red tile roof in the Mission style, filled with some of the Haskins Art Glass Factory’s finest examples of late-Victorian opalescent drapery glass.

1 comment:

  1. A spectacular work by Mr. Russell. These places are the first I've heard his name.