First Church of Christian Science - Lake Charles, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
N 30° 13.558 W 093° 12.697
15R E 479636 N 3343842
Quick Description: Located on Kirby Street in historic Lake Charles.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2019 11:12:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM116D6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
Historical marker located in front of building gives this description of the location...
By 1890, a group of students began to practice Christian Science in Lake Charles with Sunday Services held in local homes. In 1906, this group began holding Wednesday Evening Testimony Meetings. They also sponsored their first public lecture on Christian Science.

In August of 1918, the group's meeting place at 331 Bilbo Street was badly damaged in a gulf hurricane. Undaunted, they soon located this building at Gerstner Flying Field which was near Holmwood. The building originally had served as the Officers Club during World War I. In 1919 it was purchased and moved to its present location at the corner of Ford and Kirby Streets.
How date of building was determined: Other

Address/Location:
701 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, LA USA
70601


Status of Building: Don't know

Date of building: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Service time: Not Listed

Congregation sponsors a Christian Science Reading Room?: Not Listed

Reading Room location: Not Listed

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