Among the Churches

The need of more suitable quarters for the literature of Christian Science and a commodious place in which it may be investigated and studied has resulted in the admirably arranged and attractive rooms of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in the Andrus Building. These rooms are planned primarily for reading purposes, but also serve as social and business headquarters for the church. They are in charge of Albert P. Myer and Miss Ella Shaser.

Although the rooms have been occupied for several weeks, they were not formally opened until yesterday (Friday, May 3), when a large general housewarming reception was held, both afternoon and evening. Hundreds of guests passed through the rooms, admiring their handsome appointments, fine location, and conveniences. The purpose of the reception was to make known to all the members of the church and their friends the advantages of the rooms, and to promote acquaintance and pleasant social relations among the members.

The suite consists of four rooms. The principal entrance is into the reception-room, which is in mahogany and green. The rugs and draperies are in cool, restful green tones, and the large mahogany davenport is upholstered in a soft green figured brocade. Terra cotta is the prevailing color of the reading room, and the furnishings are in plain and massive Flemish oak, the long reading table piled with books being the chief feature. Each of the chairs is of an individual pattern, and a large coat rack is decorated by pyrography in a bold and effective design. The rugs of this room and the two small retiring rooms adjoining are in a deep red. Several of the chairs are upholstered in red leather, and the curtains are terra cotta and green madras. A portrait of Mrs. Eddy occupies a prominent place in this room, and other pictures on the walls are a Sistine Madonna, Hoffman's "Christ in the Temple," "Christ in Gethsemane," and "Christ at the Home of Mary and Martha." Several of the pictures in this and the other rooms are gifts.

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