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Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Limestone Capitals

First United Presbyterian Church, 1879

 
 
Limestone Capitals Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
1. Limestone Capitals Marker
Inscription.  
First United Presbyterian Church, 1879
8th & Broadway
Gothic Revival Style
Robert Bunce, Architect

The majority of churches built in Quincy in the 19th century revived a European Gothic style with pointed arches over the entrance and windows. A round stained glass window, called a rose window, diffused light and helped create a spiritual experience for the congregants. Rusticated or rough-cut limestone quarried in Quincy is part of the surface ornamentation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 39° 55.904′ N, 91° 24.629′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Illinois, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Maine Street (U.S. 24) just west of 4th Street (Illinois Route 57), on the left when traveling west. Marker is behind the History Museum, which is home to the Historical Society of Adams County and Quincy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 332 Maine St, Quincy IL 62301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruff Brewing Company (a few steps from this marker); Quincy Senior High School
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(a few steps from this marker); Crockets from Portico (within shouting distance of this marker); Spire Section (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lord's Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Search for Equality (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mormons in Quincy (about 300 feet away); Lincoln's Friend Johnston (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Limestone Capitals Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
2. Limestone Capitals Marker
with the limestone capitals
Limestone Capitals Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
3. Limestone Capitals Marker
near the museum sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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