Essential Architecture-  Chicago South and West

Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist

architect

Leon E. Stanhope

location

4359 S. Michigan Ave.

date

1910-11

style

Beaux-Arts

construction

Stone

type

Church
 
 
   
This church houses one of the country's oldest African-American Christian Science congregations. The building's temple front, broad dome, and interior plan are handsome Classical Revival-style features. Derived from ancient Roman architecture, this style was popularized by the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

links

With special thanks to the City of Chicago website, www.egov.cityofchicago.org , for much of the info on this page.
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