AKA: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, WA; First Christian Science Church, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Bebb and Mendel, Architects (firm); Charles Herbert Bebb ; Louis Leonard Mendel Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1914

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1519 East Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122-2620

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Seattle architectural firm Bebb and Mendel designed this church c. 1910-1911, for this well-to-do congregation. (A cornerstone on the front facade indicated the date of construction to have been "MCMXI," 1911.) Solidly constructed, it was completed by 1914; the prominent Seattle architectural firm of Bebb and Mendel created an elaborate Beaux-Arts Classical design, with delicately carved cornices, Corinthian pilaster capitals, and window trim. Costly limestone clad its exterior. The architects commissioned stained glass windows with intricate patterns of small lights on the front facade. In later years, the most prominent window above the main entry sustained damage on two lower lateral sections.

On 06/18/2008, the City of Seattle Landmarks Board considered proposed exterior alterations to the First Church of Christ Scientist. The building is now a condominium building containing twelve units called "The Sanctuary." The 1st Church of Christ, Scientist Congregation moved from this building to one at 900 Thomas Street in 2006.

Seattle Historic Landmark (1977-01-10): ID n/a

PCAD id: 5281