Dallas as Region: Mark Lemmon's Gothic Revival Highland Park Presbyterian Church

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Informed by the methodology utilized in Peter Williams's Houses of God: Region, Religion, and Architecture in the United States (1997), the thesis examines Mark Lemmon's Gothic Revival design for the Highland Park Presbyterian Church (1941) with special attention to the denomination and social class of the congregation and the architectural style of the church. Beginning with the notion that Lemmon's church is more complex than an expression of the Southern cultural region defined by Williams, the thesis presents the opportunity to examine the church in the context of the unique cultural region of the city of Dallas. Church archival material ... continued below

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Bagley, Julie Arens August 2004.

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Informed by the methodology utilized in Peter Williams's Houses of God: Region, Religion, and Architecture in the United States (1997), the thesis examines Mark Lemmon's Gothic Revival design for the Highland Park Presbyterian Church (1941) with special attention to the denomination and social class of the congregation and the architectural style of the church. Beginning with the notion that Lemmon's church is more complex than an expression of the Southern cultural region defined by Williams, the thesis presents the opportunity to examine the church in the context of the unique cultural region of the city of Dallas. Church archival material supports the argument that the congregation deliberately sought to identify with both the forms and ideology of the late nineteenth-century Gothic Revival in the northeastern United States, a result of the influence of Dallas's cultural region.

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Bagley, Julie Arens. Dallas as Region: Mark Lemmon's Gothic Revival Highland Park Presbyterian Church, thesis, August 2004; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5560/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .