Property Type: Institutional
Neighborhood: North End  |  County: Ada  |  Building Status: Public  |  Architectural Style: Spanish Eclectic
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The Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship building is very unique for this community. Originally it was built to be a Quaker church before the Society of Friends moved to their current location by Capital High. Then, it served as a community center before becoming the Mennonite Church. It was built in a mix of Spanish colonial revival and mission revival, which both come from Spanish roots. The red white color scheme gives the automatic flare of Spain. The stucco walls are also a dead give away to the architectural style. Rectangular planning and single story nature were also parts of the Spanish revival theme.
The entrance porch and tower are of special interest. The tower contains Moorish style arches with no windows creating an open feeling and continues with the red/white washed motif. The porch contains an interesting flat roof with asphalt shingles which are away from the Spanish tradition. The angular pillars are also more reminiscent of Arts/Crafts style. Around the rest of the building, the most unique characteristic is perhaps the extra wide eaves that bend back in horizontally on the south side of the building. Combined with the only circular window opening, this feature forms a delightful style that is uncommon on mission or Spanish eclectic buildings.