Worcester, Mass.—First Church of Christ, Scientist, designed to meet the needs of an increasing number of Christian Scientists in Worcester, in process of construction at Main and Oberlin streets, will be finished during the last part of May. The cost of the edifice will be between thirty-five and forty thousand dollars. The church building will be 54 feet wide by 84 feet in length, and is being constructed of tapestry brick of a golden brown shade, with terra-cotta trimmings to harmonize, the terra-cotta work to be richly ornamented with purely Greek desings. The portico is designed to be of the exact size and detail of the north portico of the Erectheum at Athens, and the auditorium will seat nearly five hundred people.

The church was organized in Worcester about sixteen years ago; but while the growth has been slow at times, it has been steady. In 1910 the land at Main and Oberlin streets was bought with the intention of erecting a building soon after that time, but many thought a larger church would be needed; however, after due consideration it was decided to construct a modest edifice, and when the growth of the church demanded it, to build churches in other quarters of the city.—Worcester Telegram.

March 29, 1913

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