Among the Churches

The Second Church of Christ, Scientist, of this city, has bought the site for a church building on the southwest corner of Prospect Avenue and Keene Street, and the deed was placed on record to-day. The property has a frontage of one hundred feet on the avenue and runs back on Keene Street a depth of one hundred and twenty feet. The previous owner of the lot was William Swain, who sold it to the Christian Science corporation for twenty thousand dollars. While the new owners of the property do not intend to build a church immediately and are in a measure uncertain as to just when they will put up a building, they are determined upon one thing, and that is, that they will put up a fine structure when they do build. Keene is the first street which cuts into Prospect Avenue, and the neighborhood is a select one, with fine buildings in the vicinity. The Christian Scientists say that they feel a moral obligation to erect a church edifice which shall be consistent with the surroundings.

Unlike many religious congregations, the Christian Scientists do not run into debt. When they are ready to build they will have the cash on hand. They say that no Christian Science Church is dedicated unless it is free from debt. To put up such a building as they desire on Prospect Avenue might involve an outlay of perhaps one hundred thousand dollars. For the past five years this congregation, which was formerly known as the Milwaukee Church of Christ, Scientist, has held its services in the Athenæum. The attendance now is about three hundred, both on Wednesday evening and on Sunday morning.

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