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Church With Sullivan Ties To Become A Parking Lot

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 01, 2012 01:04 AM
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by Eric last modified Feb 29, 2012

An Iowa church with ties to Louis Sullivan will likely be a parking lot in 60 days. The Gazette reports that First Christian Church in Cedar Rapids will be demolished to make way for a parking lot for St. Luke’s Hospital's new Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa medical pavilion once a 60-day permit hold by the Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission expires March 12, 2012. However, the story took a turn when Sullivan expert and cultural...




 

 

ChurchAn Iowa church with ties to Louis Sullivan will likely be a parking lot in 60 days. The Gazette reports that First Christian Church in Cedar Rapids will be demolished to make way for a parking lot for St. Luke’s Hospital's new Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa medical pavilion once a 60-day permit hold by the Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission expires March 12, 2012.

However, the story took a turn when Sullivan expert and cultural historian for the city of Chicago, Tim Samuelson, revealed that he discovered Sullivan was a consulting architect on the church, dedicated in 1913. More after the jump...

As quoted in the article:

“To my knowledge, this information was previously unknown to researchers of this important American architect, but the surprise is certainly dampened by the fact that its discovery is accompanied with a proposed demolition,” Samuelson wrote in an email. “It’s rare to suddenly find a new project appear. How ironic to have it disappear just as suddenly, and without the opportunity to reveal its story.”

Louis Millet, who designed the church’s stained-glass windows, was Sullivan’s collaborator, which gives further evidence of Sullivan’s participation, he said.

This is distressing news and a shame that we have to lose a significant building for the sake of a parking lot. Read the whole article here.

Image via thegazette.com



 

 

 
 
 

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