AKA: First Christian Church, Long Beach, CA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Orr, Robert Hall, Architect (firm); Robert Hall Orr (architect)

Dates: [unspecified], demolished 1979

Long Beach, CA

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On 12/16/1920, the segmental concrete dome of this church collapsed, due to an inadequate system of steel framing. The church was almost finished at this time; fortunately for the workers, the accident occurred at lunchtime when few were on the site.

Demolished; the church was razed through eminent domain in 1979. (Thank you to Richard Villa for information on First Christian Church. Email from Richard Villa to the author, 04/08/2014.)

PCAD id: 11147