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Name:  First Church of Christ, Scientist
Year:  1903
Architectural Firm/Architect:  Mauran, RusselL&Garden
Standard Architectural Styles:  Classic Revival
Religious Group:  Church of Christ, Scientist
Front facade:  Brick, common bond
Property Type Codes:  Church
Designation: City Landmark
Ward:  28
Neighborhood:  38
The congregation was founded in 1894, one of the first Christian Science churches in the world. Originally proposed in stone, plans were modified for a reduced budget of $100,000 in brick. The Classicism of the design reflects a tradition in Christian Science architecture. Elements that first appeared in this structure that were later to be adopted by other St. Louis Christian Science churches include: a bowl-shaped seating, inclined floor, upper level auditorium. [p. 80]

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