First Church of Christ, Scientist (Little Rock, Arkansas)

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First Church of Christ, Scientist
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First Church of Christ, Scientist (Little Rock, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Little Rock, Arkansas)
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Little Rock, Arkansas) is located in the US
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Little Rock, Arkansas)
Location 2000 South Louisiana Str., 20th and Louisiana Sts., Little Rock, Arkansas
Coordinates 34°43′46″N 92°16′30″W / 34.72944°N 92.27500°W / 34.72944; -92.27500Coordinates: 34°43′46″N 92°16′30″W / 34.72944°N 92.27500°W / 34.72944; -92.27500
Area less than one acre
Built 1919
Architect John Parks Almand[2]
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
Part of Governor's Mansion Historic District (1988 enlargement) (#88000631)
NRHP Reference # 84000008[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 4, 1984
Designated CP May 19, 1988

The former First Church of Christ, Scientist, now the Little Rock Community Church, is a historic church building at 2000 South Louisiana Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is a single-story Mission style building, designed by noted Arkansas architect John Parks Almand and completed in 1919. Characteristics of the Mission style include the low-pitch tile hip roof, overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends, and smooth plaster walls. The building also has modest Classical features, found in pilaster capitals and medallions of plaster and terra cotta. The building is local significant for its architecture. It was built for the local Christian Science congregation, which in 1950 sold it to an Evangelical Methodist congregation. That congregation has since severed its association with the Evangelical Methodist movement, and is now known as the Little Rock Community Church.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984,[1] and was included in a 1988 expansion of the Governor's Mansion Historic District.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Encycolpedia of Arkansas Culture & History: John Parks Almand
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for First Church of Christ, Scientist" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2015-11-16.