AKA: Seventh Church of Christ Scientist, Queen Anne, Seattle, WA; 7th Christian Science Church, Queen Anne, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Thomas and Grainger, Architects (firm); Clyde Grainger (architect); Irving Harlan Thomas (architect)

Dates: constructed 1926

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2555 8th Avenue West
Queen Anne, Seattle, WA 98119-2262

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8th Avenue West and West Halladay Street.

The developer, 2555 Project LLC, worked with the church's congregation to buy the 18,795 square-foot property on which he planned to build four houses. The Queen Anne Historical Society opposed the demolition on the grounds of the 81-year-old building's potential entry on the National Register of Historic Places. No church can be designated a landmark, however, without the approval of its congregation, and, in this case, they are working with the developer for demolition.

Floor plans, elevations, sections, details, and structural drawings by architects, Thomas and Grainger, for the Seventh Church of Christ Scientist exist at the University of Washington, Department of Special Collections, Grainger and Thomas Collection; Job No.62, Medium: Blueprint reproductions; Sheets: 11; Comments: 2 sets of drawings, quality is very poor; Location: HA0046; ID: 6016; use http://db.lib.washington.edu/arch/ to access drawings record;

This church was in danger of demolition in 2007, when the Christian Science congregation decided to vacate this location; developers eyed the site for townhouses in the dense Queen Anne neighborhood. The demolition controversy ended when the Seattle Church of Christ purchased the Seventh Church of Christ Scientist in 08/2007. The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation helped to broker the salvation of the building. A charity auction was held 05/31/2008 to raise funds for building maintenance.

PCAD id: 4851