Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles)

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Second Church of Christ, Scientist
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Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles) is located in California
Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Los Angeles)
Location 946 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°2′8″N 118°17′17″W / 34.03556°N 118.28806°W / 34.03556; -118.28806Coordinates: 34°2′8″N 118°17′17″W / 34.03556°N 118.28806°W / 34.03556; -118.28806
Area 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built 1907
Architect Alfred H. Rosenheim; engineer: Albert C. Martin
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87000576[1]
LAHCM # 57
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 02, 1987
Designated LAHCM July 17, 1968,[2]
The church in 2008, fenced off and for sale

Second Church of Christ, Scientist is an historic Christian Science church building located at 946 West Adams Boulevard, in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, California.

History[edit]

Designed by noted Los Angeles architect Alfred H. Rosenheim in the Classical Revival style of architecture, it was built in 1910.

On July 17, 1968, the City of Los Angeles designated the building a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.[2] On April 2, 1987, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

The church was used as the courthouse in the crime drama Matlock.

Art of Living Foundation[edit]

In late 2009, the Church property was sold to the non-profit Art of Living Foundation. It was restored and is used as a community center, speaking venue, and center for the Foundation's programs and operations. The Art of Living Foundation Center officially opened on April 14, 2010.


National register listing[edit]

The church in 1907
  • Second Church of Christ, Scientist (added 1987 - Building - #87000576)
  • 946 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles
  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Albert C. Martin, Sr., Alfred Rosenheim
  • Architectural Style: Classical Revival
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
  • Period of Significance: 1900-1924
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
  • Current Function: Non-profit educational and humanitarian
  • Current Sub-function: Community service, personal development, trauma relief—501(c)(3)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Los Angeles Department of City Planning (2007-09-07). "Historic - Cultural Monuments (HCM) Listing: City Declared Monuments". City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 

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