Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist (San Francisco, California)

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Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist
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Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist
General information
Architectural style Classical Revival
Town or city 300 Funston Ave.,
San Francisco, California
Country United States
Coordinates (37°46′56.3″N 122°28′17.65″W / 37.782306°N 122.4715694°W / 37.782306; -122.4715694)
Completed 1913
Client Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist
Design and construction
Architect Carl Werner[1]

The former Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, now known as the Internet Archive, is a historic Christian Science church building located at 300 Funston Avenue, corner of Clement Street, in the Richmond District of San Francisco, California. Built in 1913, it was designed by noted San Francisco architect Carl Werner in the Classical Revival style of architecture. Due to the dwindling size of its congregation and the increased cost of maintaining such a large building, the building was sold in 2009 to the Internet Archive. The last service was held on Thanksgiving Day of that year. Although no longer listed in the Christian Science Journal,[2] Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist is still listed by the California Secretary of State as being active with an office in Hillsborough.[3]

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  1. ^ Paul E. Ivey, Prayers in stone: Christian Science architecture in the United States, 1894-1930, p. xiii
  2. ^ Christian Science Journal Directory enter San Francisco
  3. ^ California Secretary of State Business Search Select "Corporate Name" and then enter Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist

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