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Description: First Plymouth Congregational Church (1928-1931), Lincoln, Nebraska. Harold Van Buren Magonigle (1867-1935), Architect, in association with Robert William McLaughlin, Jr. (1900-1989), Architect. (LC13:D07-045)

Detail of the south facade, showing the rose window with Maltese cross and the bands of colored tile inserts.

The brick coursing is said to be unique in the American context, and was inspired by a study, conducted by McLaughlin, of the brickwork on the Stockholm City Hall, 1907-1923, by architect Ragnar Östberg. The First Plymouth coursing utilizes five sizes of brick, laid in a kind of 'coursed random ashlar' pattern. The pattern is constructed as six courses between bond courses, the latter of which are comprised of both headers and stretchers with random bonding, serving to disguise that course so as to blend with the pattern of the rest of the wall.

Over the patterned texture of the wall mass is a larger random pattern of what appears to be two types of headers; one a large golden stretcher, the other a two-course-thick block in two shades of deep rose.

Date: Photo, May, 2013.

Credit Line: D. Murphy Photograph.

Source: D. Murphy, DM201305_171.NEF

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