Among the Churches

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New York, N. Y . (Third Church).—The new Third Church of Christ, Scientist, at the northeast corner of Sixty-third Street and Park Avenue, recently completed, attracts immediate attention by its very simplicity. The exterior is of red brick and cast white stone, which forms a remarkable comparison by the effective manner in which these colors are treated. Massive Ionic columns or pillars mark the entrance, located on the Park Avenue side, adding to the stately appearance of the front. Rising above the slate roof is a cupola or lantern of cast iron, the upper part inclosed in glass, capped with a dome and surmounted by a circular weather vane. White is the predominating color of the entire interior, relieved only by the mahogany trimmings and the unadorned light buff-colored walls. Special attention has been paid to the acoustics, the dome being plastered and paneled to absorb echoes. Accommodations have been arranged in the basement to seat between seven and eight hundred pupils at Sunday school; and the space afforded for this purpose is the same as that of the auditorium above, which can comfortably seat nine hundred and eight members on the ground floor and five hundred and twenty-eight in the balconies, a total of fourteen hundred and thirty-six persons.—Real Estate Record and Builders Guide.

Portland, Ore. (Sixth Church).—The Ainslie property at the northwest corner of Tenth and Main Streets, consisting of a quarter block of ground, improved with two large flat buildings and a large residence, was purchased by Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, according to announcement yesterday. The church plans to use the property as the site of a church building to be erected at some future time. The property is considered ideal for the location of a downtown church, which will serve people living in the southern part of the city.—Sunday Oregonian.

The Lectures
June 21, 1924

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