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Sierra Madre News

Sierra Madre, Calif. (Society).—Simple, restful beauty within, and exterior architecture that invites one within, characterize the new church home of the Christian Science Society of Sierra Madre at the corner of Hermosa and Highland Avenues. From the first design to the completed work, practically every step represents the work of members of the society, an interesting fact of which the members are justly proud. The building and lot represent a total valuation of about fifteen thousand dollars. The main auditorium has a seating capacity of about one hundred and fifty. This can be augmented by opening sliding doors into the reading room, which extends across the rear of the auditorium, with room for fifty chairs. The arched and beamed ceiling is high enough for perfect acoustic properties, but not high enough to lose the cozy, intimate atmosphere which is desirable for an auditorium of the size. Walls are finished throughout in a delicate cream, with all woodwork and pews in a delicate silver gray. Narrow window draperies and hangings at the edge of the rostrum are of mulberry velour and lend just the right color to avoid coldness. The carpet is in harmony with the woodwork. The whole effect of the building, inside and out, is one of genuine charm. It adds another to the list of distinctive and attractive church edifices of Sierra Madre.—Sierra Madre News.

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June 24, 1922

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