Acrylic on paper, frame by Jonathan, $300

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This church was built in 1894-1895. This building reflects the surge in Swedish immigration in Colorado. The first Swedish immigrants began settling in Boulder in the 1870’s, traveling to the Ryssby community for worship.  Peter Magnus Shold, who came to Boulder in encouraged establishment of a Lutheran church in Boulder. A small congregation began meeting at Shold’s home at 1824 17th St. In 1892, they officially incorporated as the Swedish Evangelical Bethesda Lutheran Church, and completed the church at 17th and Mapleton in 1895.  The gothic revival style building features pointed arch windows, a steeply-pitched roof, and a round window in the front facade above the projecting entry vestibule. It is constructed of brick with sandstone trim, rusticated sandstone foundations, and buttresses capped with sandstone. City of Boulder landmark L-99-1

Acrylic painting by Jonathan Machen, Old Church, 2241 17th St., Boulder , 1991, acrylic paint on paper.

Swedish Lutheran Church, 17th St., Boulder , 1991 acrylic on paper.

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