Bruce Goff- The Hopewell Baptist Church

The Hopewell Baptist Church is another of Bruce Goff’s works that I have personally visited. It was built in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1950. This building seems to blend Stereotypical Native American Symbols with common buildings sensibilities from modern Oklahoma. It’s in the shape of a tepee, yet each of the supports are named for the 12 Apostles. It’s odd to apply Christian mythos to Native American symbols. The whole building seems done on a frugal budget, and it isn’t very pleasant to look at.

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