Among the Churches

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Cleveland Press

Cleveland, Ohio (Fourth Church).—Dedicatory services of Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, were conducted Sunday, November 25, 1934.

The rules of the Christian Science denomination do not allow its edifices to be dedicated until they are entirely paid for. Recent contributions to the building fund enabled the remaining obligations to be liquidated. The cost, including land, building, and financing, was six hundred thousand dollars.

Fourth Church is a branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, which was founded by Mary Baker Eddy. Throughout the world the churches of this denomination are noted for their excellent design and fine construction.

This church is particularly notable for its acoustic properties. The auditorium seats sixteen hundred and the Sunday school room one thousand. The building is of fireproof construction, brick, stone, and terra cotta materials, tile roof, black walnut trim and pews, marble, mosaic, cork, and concrete floors, and plain and ornamental plaster. The auditorium is lighted by an indirect reflector system.

The church was incorporated in 1914, the cornerstone was laid in April, 1918, and the first service was held August 15, 1920.—Cleveland Press.

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The Lectures
November 23, 1935

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