Among the Churches

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Lynn, Mass. —An important real estate transfer took place yesterday [Jan. 2] when the Massachusetts Home Missionary Society of Boston made over to First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Lynn, the land, 68 by 106 feet, buildings, and contents of the church property now occupied by the Scientists on Chestnut Street near Broad. The church is an old landmark of Lynn and was formerly known as the Chestnut Street Congregational Church.

For the past five years the property has been leased by the Lynn Scientists. The lease would expire in March, and in order to be sure of a church home, it was thought advisable to purchase the property outright. Just what disposition will be made of it ultimately is not now certain. The Christian Scientists of Lynn still have hopes of erecting an edifice some day, but for the time, at least, they will abide at their present location.—Lynn Item.

Lakewood, Ohio.—Christian Scientists of Lakewood, who for the last few years have been holding services in the basement of what was planned to be eventually a costly church building on Detroit Avenue, opposite Arthur Avenue, will abandon the "dugout" quarters and move one floor upward into a costly new edifice that is to be constructed this year if building conditions permit. The building will cost around seventy-five thousand dollars. The basement of the proposed edifice was made tenantable when building operations on the church were halted by the war. The church owns half the Detroit Avenue frontage between Virginia and French Avenues, and when French Avenue is cut through to Detroit Avenue the church will stand on the northeast corner. The new structure will have seating accommodation for about eleven hunderd persons. The basement seats about nine hundred.—Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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March 29, 1919

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