First Church of Christ, Scientist (Salt Lake City, Utah)

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First Church of Christ, Scientist
Salt Lake City, Utah
First Church of Christ Scientist 1.JPG
Location

352 E. 300 South

Salt Lake City, Utah
Coordinates 40°45′45″N 111°52′50.5″W / 40.76250°N 111.880694°W / 40.76250; -111.880694Coordinates: 40°45′45″N 111°52′50.5″W / 40.76250°N 111.880694°W / 40.76250; -111.880694
Built 1898
Architect Walter E. Ware
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001824 [1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1976

The former First Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 352 East 300 South (352 East Broadway) in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States is an historic structure that on July 30, 1976, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. After being used for a time by Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques, the building is once again being used as a church: Iglesia La Luz del Mundo.[2]

National register listing[edit]

  • First Church of Christ Scientist (added 1976 - Building - #76001824)
  • 352 E. 3rd South, Salt Lake City
  • Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Ware,Walter E.
  • Architectural Style: Other, Romanesque
  • Area of Significance: Architecture
  • Period of Significance: 1875-1899
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
  • Current Function: Religion
  • Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

History[edit]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, was organized on July 17, 1891, and was the first Christian Science church in Utah. The church building, designed by local architect, Walter E. Ware, in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, was built in 1898 of brick and Utah Kyune sandstone. After being completely paid for, it was dedicated on November 27, 1898.[3][4]

Current use[edit]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, is no longer listed as a Christian Science Church in the Christian Science Journal.[5] After being used for a time by Anthony's Fine Art and Antiques, the building is once again being used as a church: Iglesia La Luz del Mundo.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Church in the snow
  3. ^ Walden, David M. (1994), "Christian Science in Utah", in Powell, Allan Kent, Utah History Encyclopedia, Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, ISBN 0874804256, OCLC 30473917 
  4. ^ State Historical Marker on property
  5. ^ The Christian Science Journal, December 2007, p. 114
  6. ^ Church in the snow

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