First Church of Christ, Scientist (Lakewood, Ohio)

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First Church of Christ, Scientist
General information
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Town or city Lakewood, Ohio
Country United States
Completed 1922
Client First Church of Christ, Scientist
Design and construction
Architect Charles Draper Faulkner

The former First Church of Christ, Scientist, built in 1922, is an historic Classical Revival style Christian Science church located at 15422 Detroit Avenue, on the northeast corner of Detroit and Arthur avenues, across from the Public Library in Lakewood, Ohio. Its massive entrance portico is supported by six Doric columns. It was designed by noted Chicago-based architect Charles Draper Faulkner, who was renowned for the churches and other buildings that he designed in the United States and Japan. He designed over 33 Christian Science church buildings and wrote a book called Christian Science Church Edifices which features this church as well as many others.[1][2][3][4]

In 2005, the building was bought by 15422 LTD, which has renovated it for commercial use. The building is the headquarters of the Maxxum Group.[5] First Church of Christ, Scientist, Lakewood is no longer in existence.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Historic Designation study report[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Faulkner, Charles Draper, Christian Science Church Edifices second edition, 1946, Chicago: self published, 417 pp. with numerous, photos, sketches, diagrams, charts, etc.]
  3. ^ Cleveland Memories - picture 1922
  4. ^ Encyclopedia of Cleveland History of Christian Scientists
  5. ^ Maxxum Group homepage - has picture

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Coordinates: 41°29′08″N 81°48′17″W / 41.485644°N 81.804603°W / 41.485644; -81.804603