List of former Christian Science churches, societies and buildings

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This is a list of former Christian Science churches, societies, and buildings. Following its early meteoric rise, the Christian Science Church suffered a steep decline in membership in the second half of the twentieth century. Though the Church is prohibited by the Manual of The Mother Church from publishing membership figures, the number of branch churches in the United States has fallen steadily since World War II. A 1992 study of the Christian Research Journal found that church membership had fallen from 269,000 in the 1930s to about 150,000.[1] Some believe membership has fallen further since then, however current estimates for church membership vary widely, from under 100,000 to 600,000.However, assuming 1,000 churches and 50 members per church (from general observation) gives would set active membership at 50,000.[2]

Dr. Stephen Barrett has reported that since 1971, the number of practitioners and teachers listed in the Christian Science Journal has fallen from about 5,000 to about 1,160 and the number of churches has fallen from about 1,800 to about 1,000.[3]

The purpose of this list is to identify and quantify this decline in Christian Science institutions and those related to Christian Science, as well as catalog the buildings and spaces once used by the Christian Science Church. While it is impossible to get accurate membership figures, it is possible to determine the decline in institutions through official church publications and other sources.

Former Christian Science churches, societies and buildings in Canada and the United States[edit]

Notes:

  • In the status column Relocated indicates that a church or society sold its building but did not dissolve or merge. Merged indicates that a church or society merged with another one and relocated.
  • The NRHP column is for National Register of Historic Places or state or local listings with the highest one for a property being indicated as follows: Yes = NRHP; CP = contributing property in an NRHP district, State =state, territorial, etc., listing; Local = county, city, etc. listing; and No = none of these listings. Country = CAN for Canada or USA for the United States


Name Image Location County or equivalent State, province, etc. Status Description Architect Style Date NRHP, etc. Country
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Juneau, Alaska) 430 Main St. corner 5th St.
Juneau
Alaska Dissolved Sold to State of Alaska, March 2010. Early sale to Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship fell through[4] 1914 or earlier No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Birmingham, Alabama) 3116 Highland Avenue, South
Birmingham
Jefferson County Alabama Relocated Sold to neighboring Independent Presbyterian Church.[5] First Church now meets at 209 Oxmoor Circle, Suite 701, Homewood, Alabama[6] ? Georgian Revival  ? No USA
Christian Science Society (Gadsden, Alabama) 806 Walnut Street
Gadsden
Etowah County Alabama Relocated Being sold to Gadsen Gallery.Cyndi Nelson, Walnut Gallery finds sanctuary in century-old church, Gadsden Times, July 29, 2013 accessed July 31, 2013 ? Carpenter Gothic 1913 ? No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Phoenix, Arizona) 924 N. 1st St. Phoenix
33°27′30″N 112°4′20″W / 33.45833°N 112.07222°W / 33.45833; -112.07222 (First Church of Christ Scientist)
Maricopa County Arizona Relocated Now Roosevelt Community Church. First Church is now located at 830 North Central Avenue.[7] Fitzhugh & Byron Classical Revival 1925 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Little Rock, Arkansas) 2000 South Louisiana Street, Little Rock
34°43′46″N 92°16′30″W / 34.72944°N 92.27500°W / 34.72944; -92.27500 (First Church of Christ, Scientist)
Pulaski County Arkansas Dissolved became the Little Rock Community Church Almand, John Parks Mixed 1919 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Lethbridge). [2] 1203 4th Avenue, South
Lethbridge
Alberta Dissolved Building Relocated Local CAN
First Church of Christ, Scientist (North Vancouver). 185 Keith Road, North Vancouver British Columbia Dissolved Now North Shore Bethel Christian Mennonite Brethren Church Honeyman and Curtis Classical Revival 1925 Local CAN
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Vancouver). 1160 West Georgia Street, Vancouver British Columbia Dissolved Now Coastal Church Matheson and De Guerre Colonial Revival 1918 Local[8] CAN
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Long Beach, California). 440 Elm Ave, Long Beach Los Angeles County California Relocated Now First Christian Church. First Church of Christ, Scientist, now holds services at 3629 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach Grey, Elmer Classical Revival 1913 Local USA
Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Long Beach, California) Second church long beach.jpg 655 Cedar Ave., Long Beach
33°44′55″N 118°11′35″W / 33.74861°N 118.19306°W / 33.74861; -118.19306 (Second Church of Christ Scientist)
Los Angeles County California Dissolved now the Second Samoan Congregational Church Shields, Fisher and Lake Classical Revival 1924 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles, California) Former First Church of Christ Scientist, Los Angeles.JPG 1366 South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Dissolved Now the Iglesia Adventista Central. For a time in the 1970s it served as the Los Angeles branch of the ill-fated Peoples Temple led by the Rev. Jim Jones.[9] Grey, Elmer Mixed 1912 CP USA
Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles, California)[10] 7107 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Relocated Now Mosaic, a Baptist church. Fifth Church meets at 5850 West 3rd St.,

Unit B

Elwell, Howard Modern 1959 USA
Twelfth Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles, California) 14654 Hamlin Street, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Dissolved Now Canoga Park Seventh Day Adventist Church[11] Meyer & Holler Spanish Mission 1931-1932 USA
Thirteenth Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles, California) 1750 North Edgemont Street, Los Feliz, Los Angeles Los Angeles County California Relocated Now a Full Gospel Church. Thirteenth Church meets at 1776 Vermont Avenue. Allison & Allison Italian Revival 193o USA
Second Church of Christ, Scientist (San Francisco, California) 651 Dolores St., San Francisco San Francisco County California Relocated Sold to developer. Second Church now meets at 2287 Mission St. Crim, William H. Beaux Arts and Classical Revival 1905 No USA
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist (San Francisco, California) Christian science church122908 02.jpg 300 Funston Ave., San Francisco San Francisco County California Delisted by The Mother Church Now houses the Internet Archive Werner, Carl Classical Revival 1913 No USA
Twelfth Church of Christ, Scientist (San Francisco, California) 60 Onondaga Ave. San Francisco San Francisco County California Dissolved Now the Croatian American Cultural Center[12][13] USA
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist (Denver, Colorado) Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist Denver CO.jpg 3101 W. 31st Ave, Denver
39°45′40″N 105°1′37″W / 39.76111°N 105.02694°W / 39.76111; -105.02694 (Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist)
Denver County Colorado Dissolved Now the Zen Center of Denver Hoyt and Hoyt Renaissance 1921 Yes USA
Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Hartford, Connecticut)[14] 129 Lafayette Street Hartford Hartford County Connecticut Relocated Now owned by the State of Connecticut.[15] Second Church holds services in its Reading Room.[16] Allen, Isaac A., and Son Georgian Revival 1927 No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Cocoa, Florida) Historic Derby Street Chapel 01.jpg 121 Derby Street Cocoa Brevard County Florida Relocated Building at 121 Derby Street, bought in 1955 from the Seventh-Day Adventists, is now the Historic Derby Street Chapel. First Church relocated to 235 Indian River Drive. Russell, Alonzo Bruce Craftsman 1924 No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Jacksonville, Florida) Jax FL Karpeles Library Museum02.jpg 101 W 1st St (formerly 1116 N Laura St), Jacksonville Duval County Florida Dissolved Voluntarily dissolved August 10, 1993[17] Its former building is now the Jacksonville branch of the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Marsh and Saxelbye Classical Revival 1921 CP USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Surfside, Florida) 228 89th St, corner of Harding Ave., Surfside Miami-Dade County Florida Delisted, withdrew from The Mother Church, changed name and relocated. Current name is Church of Christ Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy Christian Science, Inc. Services are held at Christian Science Endtime Center in Denver, Colorado[18][19] Its former building is now the Casa de Jesus.[20] Florida modern 1953 No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Orlando, Florida) Orlando Scientist Greek Church01.jpg 24 North Rosalind Avenue Orlando Orange County Florida Relocated Now St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church.[21] First Church relocated to 915 North Ferncreek .[22] Dunham, George Foote Classical Revival 1926-1927 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (St. Petersburg, Florida) St. Pete North Shore Hist Dist Palladium FCCS01.jpg 253 Fifth Avenue, North St. Petersburg Pinellas County Florida Relocated Now the Palladium at St. Petersburg College. First Church is relocated to 6333 1st Street, Northeast. Cheney, Howard Lovewell Romanesque Revival 1925 CP USA
Second Church of Christ, Scientist (St. Petersburg, Florida) 6099 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Piinellas County Florida Merged Building at 6099 Central Avenue is now FreeFall Theatre. Second Church merged with First Church at 6333 1st Street, Northeast.[23] USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Huntington, Indiana) Dan Quayle Center.jpg 815 Warren St., Huntington Huntington County Indiana Dissolved Now the Dan Quayle Center USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Kokomo, Indiana) Sycamore Reformed Presbyterian Church.jpg 300 E. Mulberry Street Kokomo Howard County Indiana Relocated Now the Sycamore Reformed Presbyterian Church. CS Society meets at 1521 W. Lincoln 1924 USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Muncie, Indiana) 326 W Charles Street Muncie Delaware County Indiana Dissolved Now the Rainbow Cathedral, which wants to sell the building[24] 1929 USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Chicago, Illinois) 4017 S. Drexel Blvd, Chicago Cook County Illinois Dissolved Now the Grant Memorial AME Church Beman, Solon Spencer 1897 No USA
Third Church of Christ, Scientist (Chicago, Illinois) 2151 W Washington Blvd, Chicago Cook County Illinois Dissolved Now the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church Garden, Hugh M.G. 1921 Local USA
Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist (Chicago, Illinois)[25][26] 4840 S. Dorchester Ave., Chicago Cook County Illinois Dissolved Later the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Salem Baptist Church. For sale as of Feb., 2013 Beman, Solon Spencer 1904 No USA
Sixteeneth Church of Christ, Scientist (Chicago, Illinois) 7201 N. Ashland Blvd., Chicago Cook County Illinois Relocated Now the Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, Saint George Parish. Sixteenth Church is now located at 7036 N. Ridge Avenue [27] Cheney, Howard Lovewell Classical Revival 1924 No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Riverside, Illinois)[28] 135 Longcommon Road, Riverside Cook County Illinois Dissolved Now a private residence. Cheney, Howard Lovewell Prairie School 1920 USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Rock Island, Illinois) 1st Christ Scientist RI IL.jpg 700 22nd Street, Rock Island Rock Island County Illinois Dissolved Now a Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum [29] Jones, William C. Palladian 1914-1915 CP USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Anita, Iowa) 812 3rd Street, Anita Cass County Iowa Dissolved Now the Anita Public Library 1931 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Mason City, Iowa) 23 3rd St, N.W., Mason City Cerro Gordo County Iowa Dissolved Now professional offices Smith, Clyde W. 1928 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Fairfield, Iowa) 300 East Burlington Ave, Fairfield Jefferson County Iowa Dissolved Now St. Gabriel and All Angels Liberal Catholic Church 1927 Yes eligible USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Marshalltown, Iowa) 1stChChrSciMarshalltownIA-068327pr.jpg 412 W Main St, Marshalltown Marshall County Iowa Dissolved Bulldozed in August, 1985.[30] Garden, Hugh M.G. Prairie School 1903 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Davenport, Iowa) First Church of Christ, Scientist (Davenport, Iowa).jpg 636 Kirkwood Boulevard Davenport
41°32′11″N 90°33′54″W / 41.53639°N 90.56500°W / 41.53639; -90.56500 (First Church of Christ, Scientist)
Scott County Iowa Relocated Now the Harvest Time Family Worship Center. First Church relocated to 3705 Fairhaven Road. Clausen and Clausen Classical Revival 1912 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Shreveport, Louisiana) 3201 Centenary Boulevard Shreveport Caddo Parrish Louisiana Relocated Now a Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum.[31] First Church relocated to 3424 Line Avenue ? ? ? ? USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Atchison, Kansas) 401 Santa Fe St., Atchison Atchison County Kansas Dissolved Now the Presbyterian Community Center and is home to Theatre Atchison.[32] ? Classical Revival 1913 No USA
Christian Science Church (Chatham, Massachusetts) 805 Main Street, Chatham Barnstable County Massachusetts Relocated Now the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham.[33] There is a CS Journal listing for First Church, Harwich-Chatham, located in Harwich Port.[34] Unknown USA
Mary Baker Eddy Home Dupee Estate - Mary Baker Eddy Home, Newton, Massachusetts.jpg 400 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, Newton Middlesex County Massachusetts Dissolved Sold to the Longyear Foundation, which is now restoring it.[35] Peabody and Stearns, 1880; Solon Spencer Beman, 1907 1880 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Newton, Massachusetts) First Church of Christ, Scientist, Newtonville MA.jpg 391 Walnut St., Newtonville, Newton Middlesex County Massachusetts Relocated Now Oxford House apartments. Building at 391 Walnut Street was sold for $1,050,000 to be converted into apartments.[36] First Church now meets at 1141 Walnut St, Newton Highlands Densmore, LeClear and Robbins Georgian Revival 1940 CP USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Dedham, Massachusetts) 619 High Street, Dedham Norfolk County Massachusetts Dissolved Now professional offices[37] Georgian Revival 1939 USA
First Church of Christ Scientist (Battle Creek, Michigan) 226 Capital Ave NE Battle Creek Calhoun, County Michigan Relocated Now The Potters House Church.[38] First Church is now located at 99 North Ave.[39] USA
First Church of Christ Scientist (Detroit) Hilberry Theatre WSU - Detroit Michigan.jpg 4743 Cass Avenue, Detroit Wayne, County Michigan Relocated Sold in 1961 to Wayne State University and now houses the university's Hillberry Theatre Smith, Hinchman & Grylls Neoclassical 1917 CP USA
First Church of Christ Scientist (Kalamazoo, Michigan) Corner of South & Park sts. Kalamazoo Kalamazoo, County Michigan Relocated Since 2006 owned by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, which has rented it out to churches. First Church relocated to 1225 Portage Street Jones, William C. USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1897 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Christ Scientist 1.jpg 614-620 15th Street, East, Minneapolis Hennepin County Minnesota Relocated later dissolved Now the Physical Theatre Lab which uses the address of 616 E 15TH St. In 1914 First Church moved to 2315 Nicollet Ave, but later dissolved Bowler, Septimus J. Mixed 1897 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1914 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) 2315 Nicollet Ave (Nicollet Ave & E 24th St) Minneapolis Hennepin County Minnesota Dissolved Now the Minneapolis First Seventh-day Adventist Church.[40][41][42] Beman, Solon Spencer 1914 No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Fairmont, Minnesota) RedRockCenterForTheArts.jpg 222 E Blue Earth Ave, Fairmont Martin County Minnesota Dissolved Now the Red Rock Center for the Arts. Church sold building in 1937 and moved to a second building at 205 Albion Avenue, but later dissolved. Jones, Harry Wild Richardsonian Romanesque 1898 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Albion Avenue (Fairmont, Minnesota) 205 Albion Ave, Fairmont Martin County Minnesota Dissolved Now the Lakeview Funeral Home. Faulkner, Charles Draper Georgian Revival 1937 No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Duluth, Minnesota) 902 East 1st St, Duluth St. LouisCounty Minnesota Relocated Now a Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum 1912 No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Vicksburg, Mississippi) Natchez4Sept2008CommercialBank.jpg 206 Main Street, Vicksburg Adams County Mississippi Dissolved As of 1973, the church was located in the former Commercial Bank, which was declared a National Historic Landmark that year. The church is no longer in existence. Unknown 1833 Yes USA
Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist (St. Louis, Missouri) 1946 photo by Joseph Hampel from Missouri History Museum online 3452 Potomac,St. Louis, Missouri 63118 St. Louis St. Louis City Missouri No longer a Christian Science church Now houses the Metro Christian Worship Center of St. Louis, Missouri USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Butte, Montana) 229 North Montana Street, Butte Silver Bow County Montana Unknown Sold September 15, 2014 Arnold, Walter Classical Revival 1920 CP USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Reno, Nevada) 501 Riverside Drive, Reno
39°31′27″N 119°49′6″W / 39.52417°N 119.81833°W / 39.52417; -119.81833 (First Church of Christ, Scientist)
Washoe County Nevada Relocated Now the Lear Theater. First Church relocated to 795 West Peckham Lane. Williams, Paul Revere Classical Revival 1939 Yes USA
Christian Science Pleasant View Home Pleasant View Retirement.JPG 227 Pleasant St, Concord Merrimack County New Hampshire Dissolved Now a profit-making retirement home. [43] Bowditch, Arthur H., building; Arthur Asahel Shurcliff, landscaping Georgian Revival 1926 Yes USA
Christian Science Society (Cape May, New Jersey) Christ Sci CMHD.jpg 34 Gurney St, corner of Columbia St, Cape May Cape May County New Jersey Dissolved Now a bed and breakfast Button, Stephen Decatur 1869 - 1870 CP USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Plainfield, New Jersey) 905 Prospect Ave, corner E 9th St. Plainfield Union County New Jersey Delisted, withdrew from The Mother Church, changed name Now Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent. Dropped from the CS Journal in 1977.[44] unknown Georgian Revival unknown No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Buffalo, New York) Manuscript Museum Facade2 Buffalo NY.jpg 220 North St., Buffalo Erie County New York Relocated/Merged Now a Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum.[45] After relocating in 1992, the congregation merged in 1996with First Church, Kenmore Solon S. Beman Classical Revival 1912 Local USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (New York, New York) Crenshaw Christian Center East from south.jpg One West 96th Street at Central Park West Manhattan New York County New York Merged In 2003 First Church of Christ, Scientist merged with Second Church of Christ, Scientist. The building at 96th Street is now Crenshaw Christian Center. The merged CS congregation now uses the name First Church but worships at the former Second Church on 68th Street. Carrère and Hastings USA
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist (New York City) 551 Ft. Washington Avenue, corner of 185th Street, Washington Heights, Manhattan New York County New York Dissolved Now Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights Cherry and Matz USA
Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Staten Island, New York)[46] 13 New Dorp Lane New Dorp Staten Island Richmond County New York Dissolved USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Cleveland, Ohio) 2200 Overlook Road,41°30′11″N 81°35′59″W / 41.50306°N 81.59972°W / 41.50306; -81.59972 (First Church of Christ, Scientist) in the University Circle area of Cleveland Cuyahoga County Ohio Relocated Now the headquarters of Nottingham•Spirk Design Associates. First Church is now located at 3181 Fairmount Boulevard. Walker and Weeks USA
Third Church of Christ, Scientist (Cleveland, Ohio) 3648 W 25th St (now 3648 Pearl Rd), Cleveland Cuyahoga County Ohio Dissolved Vacant in 1907. Now Bethlehem Temple of Praise Church.[47] Third Church of Christ, Scientist is no longer listed in the Christian Science Journal.[48] Striebinger, Frederick N. USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Lakewood, Ohio) 15422 Detroit Ave, Lakewood Cuyahoga County Ohio Dissolved Now the 15422 LTD Building Faulkner, Charles Draper USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Sandusky, Ohio) Former Christian Science church in Sandusky.jpg 28 East Adams St, Sandusky Erie County Ohio Dissolved Now Emmanuel Temple Church, affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Toledo, Ohio) United Missionary Baptist Church of Toledo.jpg 2704 Monroe Street41°39′42″N 83°33′56″W / 41.66167°N 83.56556°W / 41.66167; -83.56556 (First Church of Christ, Scientist) Toledo Lucas County Ohio Relocated Now the United Missionary Baptist Church of Toledo. First Church is now located at 4647 West Central Avenue, Ottawa Hills Yost and Packard 1898 NRHP USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Lebanon, Ohio) Mohrman-Jack-Evans House.jpg 342 Columbus Avenue.
39°26′16″N 84°11′56″W / 39.43778°N 84.19889°W / 39.43778; -84.19889 (Mohrman-Jack-Evans House)Lebanon
Warren County Ohio Relocated Now the Mohrman-Jack-Evans House, a house museum. First Church is now a CS Society and meets at 109 West Mulberry Street 1850 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Oklahoma City OK First Church Christ Scientist (Front) (Taken 20120926).jpg 1200 N. Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City Oklahoma County Oklahoma Relocated Now vacant. First church meets at 4700 North Portland. Classical Revival USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Portland, Oregon) First Church of Christ Scientist - Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center - Portland Oregon.jpg 1813 NW Everett St, Portland, Oregon Multnomah County Oregon Dissolved Now the Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center (NWNCC).[49] Beman, Solon Spencer USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Forest Grove, Oregon) Forest Grove Oregon 1st Church of Christ Scientist.JPG 1904 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove Washington County Oregon Dissolved Now an office building[50] The church congregation no longer exists.[51] Beman, Spencer, son of Solon Spencer Beman USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) UniversityChildDevelopmentCenterPitt3.jpg 635 Clyde Street Pittsburgh Allegheny Pennsylvania Relocated Building was sold to the University of Pittsburgh and is now Pitt's University Child Development Center. First Church now meets at 201 North Dithridge.[52] Beman, Solon Spencer Classical Revival 1904 Local USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Scranton, Pennsylvania) 520 Vine Street Scranton Lackawanna County Pennsylvania Relocated Now the Lackawanna County Children's Library. First Church is now Christian Science Society, Scranton, and meets at 335 North Washington Avenue.[52] Ward, Albert J. USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Paris, Texas) 339 West Kaufman, Paris Lamar County Texas Dissolved Vacant in 1988. Now being used by a Spanish-speaking Baptist congregation.[53] Unknown USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Salt Lake City, Utah) 352 East 300 South (352 East Broadway), Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah Dissolved It is no longer listed in the Christian Science Journal,[54] 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[55] Ware, Walter E. Richardsonian Romanesque 1898 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Seattle, Washington) Seattle - First Church of Christ Scientist 02.jpg 1519 East Denny Way / 1841 16th Avenue, Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle King County Washington Relocated Now a housing complex called The Sanctuary.[56] First Church relocated to 900 Thomas Street Heath, Frederick Classical Revival 1906 - 1908 Local USA
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist (Seattle, Washington) Seattle Town Hall 05.jpg 1119 8th Ave, Seattle King County Washington Dissolved Sold by the church in 1998 for $1,600,000. Now Town Hall Seattle unknown Classical Revival 1916 - 1922 No USA
Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist (Seattle, Washington) Rainier Valley Cultural Center.jpg 3515 S Alaska St (corner of 36th Ave, S), Seattle King County Washington Dissolved Now the Rainier Valley Cultural Center Roberts, Earl A. Mixed 1921 CP USA
Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist (Seattle, Washington) Seattle - Sanctuary at Admiral 01.jpg 2656 42nd Avenue, SW, Seattle King County Washington Merged Building is now the Sanctuary at Admiral and is a venue for weddings and banquets. Sixth Church merged with Fourteenth Church of Christ, Scientist Field, Gerald C. Art Deco 1929 Local USA
Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist (Seattle, Washington) Seattle - 7th Church of Christ Scientist 01.jpg 2555 8th Ave, West (corner of W Halladay St), Seattle King County Washington Dissolved Now the Seattle Church of Christ Thomas, Harlan Mixed, Octagon 1926 No USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Neillsville, Wisconsin) Neillsville Christian Science Church.jpg 132 E 4th St, Neillsville Clark County Wisconsin Dissolved current use unknown Corbey, L. J. Classical Revival 1916 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Madison, Wisconsin) First Church.jpg 315 Wisconsin Ave.
43°4′39″N 89°23′13″W / 43.07750°N 89.38694°W / 43.07750; -89.38694 (First Church of Christ Scientist) Madison
Dane County Wisconsin Relocated Now occupied by a marketing and advertising agency. First Church relocated to 610 South Segoe Road Riley, Frank M. Riley Classical Revival 1929 Yes USA
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) First Church of Christ Scientist May10.jpg 1443-1451 North Prospect Ave, Milwaukee Milwaukee County Wisconsin Dissolved Now the 1451 Renaissance Place Beman, Solon Spencer Classical Revival 1907 Yes USA
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) 3069 North Downer Ave, Milwaukee Milwaukee County Wisconsin Relocated Now the Chinese Christian Church of Milwaukee. Fourth Church relocated to 2011 East Capitol Drive, Shorewood, Wisconsin.[57][58][59]:1 Faulkner, Charles Draper Georgian Revival 1930 No USA
Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) SixthChurchChristSci Nov10.jpg 1036 N. Van Buren St.
43°2′42″N 87°54′17″W / 43.04500°N 87.90472°W / 43.04500; -87.90472 (Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist) Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Wisconsin Dissolved Now Metrobrook Church. Grey, Elmer Mixed 1902 Yes USA

Florida[edit]

  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Fort Pierce, Florida, on January 31, 1996, sold its church edifice at 911 Sunrise Boulevard for $110,000 to The Pentecostal Church of God in America, Florida District, Inc., d/b/a Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church of God, by warranty deed recorded in Official Records Book 997, page 2392, St. Lucie County, Florida, public records, as accessed online September 5, 2007.[60] First Church is no longer in existence.[61]
  • First Church of Christ Scientist, Holmes Beach, Florida, voluntary dissolution, April 5, 2004[62]
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist, Lake Worth, Florida, 918 N lakeside Drive, voluntarily dissolved, May 7, 2004[63] The building is now the Victory Believer's Chapel

Iowa[edit]


Kansas[edit]

Manitoba[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

  • First Church of Christ, Scientist (Maplewood, New Jersey) is now the Burgdorff Cultural Center and a realtor office.

Ontario[edit]

  • Toronto, Ontario:
    • Second Church of Christ, Scientist, 53 Donlands Avenue (Wilkinson Jr Public School)
    • Third Church of Christ, Scientist, 70 High Park Avenue (condominium)
    • Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, 245 Beech Avenue [65]
    • Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, met at the former Royal George Theatre, 1219 St Clair Avenue West

Saskatchewan[edit]

  • Saskatoon First, 2402 7 St E, building now mixed use commercial, church downgraded to society and meets at #2 1025 Boychuk Dr[66]

Utah[edit]

  • First Church of Christ, Scientist (Provo, Utah) is now the Provo Community Theater.[67]

West Virginia[edit]

  • First Church of Christ, Scientist (Wheeling, West Virginia), 99 14th Street, is now the Agape Baptist Church.[68]

Churches and societies that were merged into another church or society[edit]

Churches that were downgraded to societies[edit]

Churches in transition[edit]

  • Alvin, Texas, First Church at 713 South Lee Street is listed for sale as vacant as of December 7, 2007.[73] The February 2007 Christian Science Journal listed a Christian Science Society at that address.

Other related institutions and sites[edit]

Former Christian Science churches, societies and buildings in other countries[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Former Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Liverpool
Former First Church of Christ, Scientist, East Grinstead

Missing churches in all countries[edit]

Note: Following the custom of early New England Congregational and Baptist churches, Churches of Christ, Scientist, in a city or town are numbered First, Second, Third, etc. Societies are not numbered, however. Since all churches and societies are listed in the monthly Christian Science Journal, it is possible to determine the numbers of most but not all missing churches. For example, if a city has listings for only second and fourth churches, it is obvious that first and third are missing. To be certain that fifth church is missing, though, it would be necessary to make sure that there was in fact a fifth church.

A-B-C[edit]

D-E-F[edit]

G-H-I[edit]

J-K-L[edit]

M-N-O[edit]

P-Q-R[edit]

S-T-U-V[edit]

W-X-Y-Z[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to buy historic church
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  15. ^ Christopher Keating, Rell Seeks $4 Million For Improvements At Former Church, The Hartford Courant, November 29, 2010 Accessed June 3, 2013
  16. ^ Second Church of Christ Scientist, Hartford, CT website accessed June 3, 2013
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  18. ^ Florida Division of Corporations: Detail by Entity Name
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  29. ^ Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Rock Island
  30. ^ The Prairie School Traveler - RIP
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  32. ^ Haunted Atchison: Atchison Theatre
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  35. ^ Longyear Museum: Chestnut Hill
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