St Johns Mystery Solved!
investigation of St. Johns architecture
by Alice Cotton
"I drove across St. Johns bridge
traveling from the west. Giant lancet arches stare down at
me. They are reminiscent of their medieval origins and I am
sure there is a quaint Gothic village waiting for me on the
other side. I arrive and first thing I see is a small Greek
temple complete with all the classical trimmings. It is elegant,
but it is not Gothic. I look around expecting to see any semblance
of Gothic Revival architecture, but there is no sign of it
Disappointed, but undaunted, I head for the St. Johns library in
hopes of finding some answers. When I arrive, I am shocked to see
a pair of classical Ionic columns guarding the library entrance.
Dizzy with confusion, I spin around into the face of the Classical
Roman arches of James John school across the street. Lots of Classical
decoration and not one shred of Gothic Revival architecture anywhere
to be seen .
Something wasn’t right in the city of St. Johns and I aimed
to find out what it was. "