Blackfoot Tabernacle 1921

  • Architect: Pope and Burton.
  • Dedicated 1921
  • 1980 Civic Auditorium for City of Blackfoot
  • 2003 Hawker Funeral Home
  • Style: Richard Jackson describes it as “Prairie style with a fan-shaped floor plan,” however, the only thing “prairie” about it, as far as I can see, are the rows of vertical windows. The building is an eclectic mix of architectural styles and unique designs: gothic tracery, Georgian oval windows, and circular brickwork. The entryway is in the style of a neoclassical Palladian window, but with a bold circle of bricks set on top, like a curious “all seeing eye.” On the whole, it has a very theatrical quality, unusual for a church.

Montpelier Tabernacle 1920

  • Architect: Pope and Burton
  • Groundbreaking 1918
  • Dedication 1920
  • Style: Romanesque Revival arches. The chapel of the tabernacle was built to double as a stage for concerts, which explains its arena-like form. The tabernacle is designed according to the “Akron plan,” a semi-circular layout that features areas below the balcony that can be sealed off for Sunday School classes, a style pioneered in Akron Ohio’s First Methodist Episcopal Church.