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Albert Choate drew this sophisticated rendering of the Third (Ninth Avenue) United Presbyterian Church in 1895. It was the fourth local church he designed during that single year.

Architect had brief but busy career in the Maple City

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This unconventional ad was apparently created by Choate when he was swamped with work. It appears he flipped the design of another architect, as the drawing is a virtual mirror image of Monmouth’s First United Presbyterian Church, which was designed in 1888 while Choate was still in school.
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A photograph of the house at 309 North Second St. that Choate designed in 1895 is featured in this newspaper ad.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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