First Church of Christ, Scientist - Reno, NV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 39° 31.430 W 119° 49.176
11S E 257637 N 4378706
Quick Description: The First Church of Christ, Scientist is also known as the Lear Theater.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2012 8:36:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMDRZX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member scrambler390
Views: 6

Long Description:
"The former First Church of Christ, Scientist, built in 1939, is an historic Classical revival style Christian Science church edifice located at 501 Riverside Drive, overlooking the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada. Anna Frandsen Loomis, a wealthy local Christian Scientist, underwrote the $120,000 cost of the building, including land acquisition and architect's fees. She was responsible for hiring noted Los Angeles architect Paul Revere Williams, the first African-American member of the AIA. In 1998 due to major problems with the building, the congregation moved to a larger location at 795 West Peckham Lane. Church member and local theater patron Moya Lear bought the building that year and donated it to the Reno-Sparks Theater Community Coalition, which renamed it the Lear Theater." (visit link)
Date of building: 1/1/1938

How date of building was determined: Dated cornerstone

Address/Location:
501 Riverside Dr.
Reno, NV USA


Status of Building: Actively in use but not by Church of Christ Scientist

Congregation sponsors a Christian Science Reading Room?: no

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Service time: Not Listed

Reading Room location: Not Listed

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