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The Suburban ChurchModernism and Community in Postwar America$
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Gretchen Buggeln

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694952

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694952.001.0001

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The Afterlife of the Postwar Suburban Church

The Afterlife of the Postwar Suburban Church

(p.239) Chapter 8 The Afterlife of the Postwar Suburban Church
The Suburban Church

Gretchen Buggeln

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter explores what has happened to these buildings as suburban demographics shifted dramatically after the 1960s. Questions of renovation, and preservation are considered through case studies which argue for the ongoing importance of these buildings, as homes for smaller-scale religious organizations in suburban communities.

Keywords:   Suburbia, Demographics, Renovation, Preservation, Religious organizations, Suburban community

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