Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Power and Daniel, Architects (firm); Delma Joe Daniel Jr. (architect); Palmer W. Power (architect)

Dates: constructed 1966

2325 East 3rd Street
Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA 90814

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The Grace United Methodist Church complex occupied a corner site on the southern edge of the Carroll Park neighborhood of Long Beach, CA. Much of the church had a Mediterranean Revival character and was built in the early twentieth century. A portion of the church lying on its west side, burned in a fire during the 1960s, and was replaced.

Building History


This church sanctuary, designed by the architectural firm of Power and Daniel, designed this round house of worship that replaced a previous one that burned. A very brief history of the sanctuary on the Grace UMC web site in 2019 stated: "The Grace UMC sanctuary is a beautiful open-aired and light-filled worship space. The round architecture, built in 1966 after a fire destroyed the original structure, symbolizes the crown of Christ. Smooth white walls provide terrific contrast for the stained glass memorial boxes and streaks of colored light created by sunlight passing through the windows of the dome. Its awe-inspiring floor to ceiling mosaic of the risen Christ is included in the Long Beach Historical Record." (See Grace United Methodist, "About Grace UMC: Sanctuary," accessed 01/31/2019.)

PCAD id: 22698