AKA: Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, CA; Second Christian Science Church, Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Grey, Elmer, Architect (firm); Rosenheim, Alfred Faist, FAIA, Architect (firm); Elmer Grey (architect); Albert Carey Martin Sr. (architect); Alfred Faist Rosenheim (architect)

Dates: constructed 1908

948 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007-2405

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West Adams Boulevard near Hoover Street;

Building History

According to Gebhard and Winter, this church "...was inspired by the Mother Church in Boston." (See Gebhard and Winter, Los Angeles, An Architectural Guide, [Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith, Inc., 1994], p. 269.) Gebhard and Winter put the dates between 1905-1910.

Building Notes

Albert Carey (A.C.) Martin, Sr., (1879-1960) acted as the structural engineer for the dome, which was reputedly the largest poured-concrete example in the world at the time of its construction.


Architect Elmer Grey (1871-1963) designed several churches for the Christian Scientists between 1910-1923, including buildings in Los Angeles, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. He designed an addition containing Sunday school rooms in 08/1923 for the 2nd Church of Christ, Scientist.

PCAD id: 1896