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3RDCSS_200429_29.JPG: Heal the sick
Raise the dead
Cleanse the lepers
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Description of Subject Matter: We welcome you and hope to see you at church often! Third Church of Christ, Scientist, founded in 1918, is now one of six Christian Science churches in Washington, D.C. The current church building was designed by the firm I.M.Pei in 1971 as a project which included the 7-story Christian Science Monitor office building and the plaza area between.
This church is a branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Ma. It is conveniently located two blocks north of the White House, near Farragut West and McPherson Square Metro stops.
The above was from http://3rdchristiansciencedc.com/
A Place Unfit for a Congregation, Much Less a Historic Designation
By Marc Fisher
Thursday, November 1, 2007; Page B01
Two blocks from the White House, there is a concrete fortress that looks like a top-secret government installation. Set back on a barren plaza frequented mainly by homeless men in search of a restroom, the building faces 16th Street NW with dirty, rough, blank walls. Amazingly, this building is a church -- probably the city's most unfriendly and depressing piece of spiritual architecture.
The District government proposes to declare this atrocity a historic landmark.
Never mind that the Third Church of Christ, Scientist, is only 36 years old, and its members never liked the design. Never mind that when it was built, then-Washington Post architecture critic Wolf von Eckardt called it "rude and disorderly," a brutal, uncivilized and inappropriate intrusion on the approach to the White House. Never mind that the Dupont Circle neighborhood commission recently voted unanimously to oppose historic status for the church. Never mind that Christian Science is a declining denomination that has cut its staff and budget by nearly half and is selling off some of its most valuable properties. Never mind that this downtown congregation's few dozen members want to raze the concrete pillbox and replace its 400-seat ...More...
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2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 disaster cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. Here's hoping honesty and integrity wins for a change this November.