Among the Churches

Christian Science has received a new impetus here during the past few months, and, as a result, the first building of that denomination in this city is about to be erected in the West End, at the corner of Madison Avenue and Quail Street. It will have a depth of about sixty-five feet, with seating capacity of three hundred, and will be built of wood in Colonial style. There will be two studies, one on either side of the platform, a choir and belfry. The interior decorations will be simple. The only effort toward what might be termed ornamentation will be the gilded lettering of texts taken from the Bible, and from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker G. Eddy. The interior of the chapel will be vaulted. The idea of the Scientists is to have the edifice as simple and chaste as possible. Work on the building will be begun next week and pushed with all possible speed to completion. It is expected that services will be held in the new chapel on the first Sunday in August. The cost of the building will be between five and six thousand dollars.

This chapel is only the beginning; it is but the promise, so to speak, of the church proper, which will in time spring from it.

The Christian Scientists have had their ups and downs in this city, as they have elsewhere, when this Science was introduced. The keen edge of public sarcasm and ridicule is rapidly being dulled, and the more enlightened people are beginning to see and acknowledge the true Christianity as revealed in the writings of Mrs. Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. This old-new faith includes among its followers many of the most cultured and intelligent men and women in the world. Among them, members of all the professions are represented; also many of the nobility in foreign countries.

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Wednesday Evening Meeting at Chicago
June 5, 1902

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