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Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist

Exterior, photo by CCL     Address: 4359 S. Michigan Ave.
Year Built: 1910 - 1911
Architect: Leon E. Stanhope
Date Designated a Chicago Landmark: June 9, 1993

Interior, Entranace Vestibule, photo by CCL This church houses one of the country's oldest African-American Christian Science congregations. The building's temple front, broad dome, and interior plan are handsome Classical Revival-style features. Derived from ancient Roman architecture, this style was popularized by the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.