Among the Churches

For some time past the members of the congregation of the Christian Science denomination, known as the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, whose place of worship is on Main Street, between McKinney and Lamar Avenues, have felt the necessity of making arrangements for larger quarters, as for several weeks many were compelled to stand during the services. Accordingly arrangement was made for additional land, and plans drawn for the enlargement of the present building, increasing the seating capacity to about three times what it is at present.

Messrs. Rue & Dunbar have prepared plans and specifications, and the contract for making the improvements has been awarded to Phil H. Wagner. Work will be commenced within the next few days.

The new church will be located on the present site and will be of frame construction, 38x70 feet. The main entrance will be through an entrance porch, and from there to a right and left vestibule opening into the auditorium, which is 35x51 feet, exclusive of the rostrum, which is in an arched alcove. On each side of the alcove are retiring rooms. The side entrance will be at the rear of the auditorium. The inside of the building is to be wainscoted and the auditorium is to have a cove ceiling. The building is to be lighted by gas and electricity and is to have noiseless fans. The windows are to be of art glass, the one in front to have an emblematic design. The exterior is to be weather-boarded to the cornice line and the towers above the cornice line are to be shingled. The main tower is to have balconies on four sides. The roof of the building is to be covered with metal shingles.

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