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Hartford, Connecticut (Second Church).—The members of Second Church of Christ, Scientist, chose the present site at Lafayette and Russ Streets for their church edifice in April, 1919, but as early as 1917 plans were laid and a building fund was started. The building is now completed and dedicated. Funds for the purchase of the land and the erection of the church building were forthcoming without the necessity of obtaining pledges from the members of the church. It was voted twelve years ago to set aside for the building fund the entire collection of the first Sunday of each month. The children and teachers of the Sunday school raised the money for the church organ.

The building has been erected in three units. The first unit or the ground floor includes the Sunday school room, with space for seventy classes; lower foyer coat room; committee rooms and rest rooms. The rear or west end of the building, built at the time of the first unit, houses the heating plant. The third unit contains the auditorium, lower and upper foyer, and several rooms.

When the first unit was in process of building it was decided to construct the floor of the main auditorium. The second unit was built in 1927-28 and inclosed the entire structure, so that from outward appearances the edifice was complete. The third and final unit included the interior lower and upper foyers, stairway, auditorium, upper corridors, and rooms in the rear, also the installation of the Skinner three-manual organ.—Hartford Daily Times.

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Admission to The Mother Church
January 10, 1931

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