Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Hollywood (1960)

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Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Hollywood (1960)

Postby Vavala » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:33 am

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The congregtation of the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, in Hollywood have sold their 1960 house of worship at the corner of Hollywood and La Brea. It was designed by architect Howard Elwell.

Many Christian Science congregations have dwindled and are selling off their larger structures--many of which are architecturally distinguished.

Santa Monica's modernist 1963 Christian Science church was demolished in 2005 when the congregation opted to tear down their large facility, build a smaller church, and sell the remaining portion of prime real estate at the northeast corner of Arizona and Fifth: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... an+science

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Postby nichols » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:47 pm

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Postby nichols » Fri May 27, 2011 7:04 am

HOLLYWOOD HERITAGE

Hollywood's 10 Most Endangered Sites.

1. Fifth Church of Christ Scientist:

The dwindling congregation recently sold this 1959 modern masterpiece of architect Howard Elwell, located at 7107 Hollywood Boulevard. Hollywood Heritage, alerted by the Modern Committee of LA Conservancy, has learned that the new owner has plans to demolish the church and build a hotel at the site. The uncertain fate of the Fifth Church of Christ also represents the wider issue of the preservation of modern architecture in Hollywood. While landmarks such as the Capital Records Building and the Cinerama Dome are widely celebrated and cared-for, other structures such as the William Lescaze early modern CBS Columbia Square and Millard Sheet's 1967 Home Savings & Loan Association of America at Sunset and Vine are somewhat neglected. Others such as Honnold, Reibsamen & Rex's 1963 Sunset and Vine Tower have been radically transformed. A quick look at the surrounding high rise residential gives a preview of what the density on this corner will look like and how it will affect the context of such structures as the Women's Club of Hollywood and the Hollywood School for Girls just north of the WCH.

http://hollywoodheritage.com/

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Postby Futura Girl » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:06 pm

what is the preservation plan, if any, here?

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Postby nichols » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:44 pm

I think the plan is to watch and wait. If they propose any development here we can jump into action.

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Postby Futura Girl » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:34 am

i wish that another active church would take it over...


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