First Church of Christ, Scientist (Miami, Florida)

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First Church of Christ, Scientist
Miami, Florida
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First Church of Christ, Scientist (Miami, Florida) is located in Miami
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Miami, Florida)
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Miami, Florida) is located in Florida
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Miami, Florida)
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Miami, Florida) is located in the US
First Church of Christ, Scientist (Miami, Florida)
Location 1836 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida
Coordinates 25°47′31″N 80°11′20″W / 25.79194°N 80.18889°W / 25.79194; -80.18889Coordinates: 25°47′31″N 80°11′20″W / 25.79194°N 80.18889°W / 25.79194; -80.18889
Built 1925
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 88003004 [1]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 1836 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, Florida, is an historic structure that on January 3, 1989, was determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It is no longer a functioning Christian Science church, having been sold in 2013.[2] The building was designed by August C. Geiger.

National register listing[edit]

  • First Church of Christ, Scientist (added 1989 - Building - #88003004)
  • 1836 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Geiger,August C.
  • Architectural Style: Classical Revival, Other
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
  • Period of Significance: 1925-1949
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
  • Current Function: Religion
  • Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

Current status[edit]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, sold the building in 2013 for $6.25 million.[2] It was resold in Nov. 2014 for $14.25 million.[3] In September 2015, the current owner received the city’s Urban Development Review Board's approval for use of the church building "for commercial uses, topped by a large garage next door to a brand new 38-story residential tower."[4][5]

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Miami, now holds meetings in its reading room at 15 West Flagler Street in Miami.

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