Church Dedications

Note: Christian Science churches are dedicated only when free from debt.

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Ketchikan, Alaska (First Church).

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Ketchikan, has been dedicated. The building was started early in 1946 on Main Street and represents the untiring efforts of the local membership of the church.

Christian Science was first introduced into Ketchikan about 1905, when an interested group began reading together informally. The first public Christian Science services were held sometime in 1908 on Mission Street. Christian Science Society, Ketchikan, was organized in 1912, but dissolved in 1915 because of the absence of so many members from the city. Services were continued, however, and the Deppy Building, a one-room building on the present site of the Ketchikan Public Utilities, was obtained, and services were continued there until the fall of 1919. Subsequent services were held in the Red Men, Masonic, and Eagle Halls and the present Masonic Temple.

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August 27, 1949

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