First Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles, California)

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First Church of Christ, Scientist
Los Angeles, California
Former First Church of Christ Scientist, Los Angeles.JPG
The former First Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles, California)
Location 1366 South Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, California
Built 1912
Architect Elmer Grey
Architectural style Beaux Arts, Italianate, Spanish Romanesque Revival
Governing body Private
Part of Alvarado Terrace Historic District (#84000783)
LAHCM # 89
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 17, 1984[1]
Designated LAHCM July 7, 1971
Architectural drawing of the side view at First Church of Christ, Scientist

The former First Church of Christ, Scientist, built in 1912, is an historic Christian Science church edifice located at 1366 South Alvarado Street, in South Los Angeles, California.

The former church is a Historic district contributing property in the Alvarado Terrace Historic District, which was added on May 17, 1984, to the National Register of Historic Places.[1] It is also a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.

History[edit]

The First Church of Christ, Scientist was designed by noted Los Angeles architect, Elmer Grey in a mixture of Beaux ArtsItalianateSpanish Romanesque Revival styles.[2]

The church building was sold in 1972 and was used as a synagogue for a time. It then become the Los Angeles branch of the ill-fated Disciples of Christ church, known as the Peoples Temple, led by the Reverend Jim Jones. First Church of Christ, Scientist, is no longer listed in the Christian Science Journal.[3]

It is now a Spanish-speaking Seventh-day Adventist church called Iglesia Adventista Central.[2][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b Byzantine Latino Quarter Foundation- Places
  3. ^ The Christian Science Journal, February 2007, p. 98
  4. ^ Big Orange Landmarks page on the church