First Church of Christ, Scientist - Baltimore MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 20.094 W 076° 37.272
18S E 360277 N 4355195
Quick Description: The First Church of Christ, Scientist, was built from 1911-1913 at 102 W. University Parkway facing south toward Homewood in Baltimore, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2021 3:56:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM13QW7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form:

"The First Church of Christ, Scientist, was built from 1911-1913 at 102 W. University Parkway facing south toward Homewood in Baltimore, Maryland.

Charles E. Cassell of Baltimore was the architect, and Thomas P. Johns the builder. Of Greek Revival design, it is built of white Beaver Dam marble from Baltimore County with terra cotta trim, including door frames, from the Conkling Armstrong Terra Cotta Co. of Philadelphia.

Of the total $165,000 construction cost, the stone contract was $57,000. The rectangular auditorium (68'4" X 76 f wide )is directly over a high, rusticated basement. To the front behind a 50 foot wide Ionic Portico is a large vestibule (40 1 10" X 24*6" deep)/which has a steel stair at each end with an ornate balustrade and marble treads.

Over the arched vestibule is a 200-seat balcony which brings the church's capacity to about 1200. Under it are the cloak rooms. On each side of the central church part are double doors added for easier access to the basement Sunday school, office, library and toilets. A subbasement to the rear of the building houses the mechanical equipment.

Around the sides and rear of the building is a driveway. Most of the small site (125 f X 150") is utilized, but a landscape plan was submitted on July 28, 1914, by William H. Moon. Co.
with offices in the Stephen Girard Building in Philadelphia."
Date of building: 1/1/1911

How date of building was determined: Other internet source

Dominant Architectural Style: Greek Revival

Address/Location:
102 W. University Parkway
Baltimore, MD USA
21210


Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Service time: Not Listed

Congregation sponsors a Christian Science Reading Room?: Not Listed

Reading Room location: Not Listed

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