Dedication: A Centennial Story

Dedication: A Centennial Story

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Building the Seattle Branches of Mary Baker Eddy’s Church - Narrative nonfiction


47. Christian Science Teacher (1929)
Sep 28 • 19 min
Mr. Allen H. Armstrong’s support of the Christian Science movement in Seattle ends. Includes discussion of the three downtown Christian Science professional centers: the Empire Building on Second Avenue, the Shafer Building at Sixth Avenue and Pine…
46. Architect (1925)
Sep 24 • 18 min
Mr. Oscar Marcus “O.M.” Kulien becomes the new Building Committee chair for Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle. Mr. Harlan Thomas, architect, gets involved. Mr. Charles W. Carkeek wins the construction contract. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn…
45. The Lot (1924)
Sep 21 • 10 min
The members of Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, in Queen Anne, reconsider the location for their church. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about Dedication: Building the Seattle Branches of Mary Baker Eddy’s Church, A Centennial Story.…
44. Seventh Church Service (1923)
Sep 17 • 24 min
Mr. Justice M. Matthews recommends budget cuts for Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle. Mr. John S. Gibson leads the design considerations for a new edifice for the Queen Anne congregation with architect Daniel Riggs Huntington. Seventh Church…
43. Art Glass (1922)
Sep 14 • 31 min
Mr. George F. Dunham visits the Dannenhoffer Glass Works factory in Brooklyn, New York, summer of 1922. Mr. David L. Povey crafts windows for Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle. United States President Warren G. Harding passes through Seattle.…
42. Primitive Christianity (1922)
Sep 10 • 19 min
The Building Committee lays the cornerstone for the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, edifice at Eighth Avenue and Seneca Street on October 29, 1922. Miss Jessie Estep lends money. Mr. Neil McDonald prepares the basement for use as a temporary…
41. Terra-Cotta (1922)
Sep 7 • 6 min
The Building Committee for Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, takes a field trip to the Northern Clay Company terra-cotta tile manufacturing plant in Auburn, Washington. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about Dedication: Building the…
40. Elevation (1922)
Sep 3 • 7 min
Mr. Charles T. Hutson gets to the bottom of the elevation issues for the alley behind the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle building under construction. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about Dedication: Building the Seattle Branches of…
39. Second Unit (1922)
Aug 31 • 29 min
Mrs. Violet Webster Dunham oversees the launch of the construction by Mr. Neil McDonald on the second unit for Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist. Mr. Charles T. Hutson takes over the chair of the Building Committee, and Mr. Paul J. Jensen as secretary.…
38. Opening Services (1922)
Aug 27 • 12 min
Mrs. Jean K. Cole gives an inspirational reading to the Building Committee at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle. Mr. Ralph Forbes conducts the opening services on Sunday, November 12, 1922. Miss Aileen Gormley writes a historical sketch. Mr. W.…
37. Final Plans (1921)
Aug 24 • 10 min
Miss Bertha Vera Sandall handles the sale of mortgage bonds for Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, after the ruling on the Boston controversy. Mr. George Foote Dunham visits with the building committee. Mr. Robert DeCou investigates the…
36. Walls and Roof (1921)
Aug 20 • 8 min
Mr. Neil McDonald oversees construction of the walls and roof of Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle. Mrs. Jean K. Cole organizes a night watch. Mr. Ralph E. Forbes shares his insights on building. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about…
35. Cornerstone (1921)
Aug 17 • 11 min
Mrs. Ruth Anderson Densmore and Mr. Ralph Earle Forbes conduct special services for the laying of the cornerstone for the Third Church of Christ, Scientist, edifice at Northeast 50th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more…
34. Call Letter (1921)
Aug 13 • 14 min
The Building Committee meeting writes to the members of Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, that it is time to move forward with building. Takes place on the 10th floor of the Empire Building. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about…
33. Election Meeting (1920)
Aug 10 • 7 min
The annual election meeting of Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, brings change for members of the Building Committee. Takes place at University Masonic Hall. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about Dedication: Building the Seattle Branches…
32. Building Fund (1920)
Aug 6 • 9 min
Mr. Robert DeCou, Chair of the Building Committee of Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, presents two propositions for discussion. Mrs. Violet Webster Dunham, the architect’s wife, writes an inspirational article about laborers breaking up…
31. First Church Dedication (1920)
Aug 3 • 9 min
Mr. Allen H. Armstrong’s goal of dedication is achieved. First Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, holds three special services at its stone edifice at Sixteenth Avenue and Denny Way on Sunday November 21, 1920. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more…
30. The Plan (1920)
Jul 30 • 9 min
The Building Committee sends a letter explaining “The Plan” to all the members of Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle. The members take a vote about the Boston situation at a business meeting. Takes place on the 10th floor of the Empire Building,…
29. Queen Anne Hall (1920)
Jul 27 • 12 min
Mr. Charles A. Griffith is elected First Reader of the new Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, and delegate to a Washington State conference of Christian Science churches on the Boston litigation. Takes place in Queen Anne Hall at First Avenue…
28. Foundation (1919)
Jul 23 • 7 min
Mr. Neil McDonald begins work on excavation for the foundation for the Third Church of Christ, Scientist, edifice at Northeast 50th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast. The Boston situation heats up. Mrs. Helen Lantz suggests a change of approach for the…
27. Building Committee (1919)
Jul 20 • 17 min
The Building Committee of Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, begins meeting. Mrs. Ruth A. Densmore, Mrs. Helen R. Lantz, Mr. Robert A. DeCou, Mr. Horace P. Chapman, and Mr. Byron B. Haviland are on the committee. Takes place at the Lantz…
26. Membership Motion (1918)
Jul 16 • 14 min
Mr. Orison “O.J.C.” Dutton as church President calls a membership meeting to order at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, to decide whether to build a church edifice. Takes place at the University Bank Building at 45th Street and University Way.…
25. University of Washington Society (1917)
Jul 13 • 17 min
Miss Eleanor Hoppock is elected Reader and President of the newly formed Christian Science Society at the University of Washington. Mr. Arthur Ragan Priest, UW Dean of Men, and his wife, Mrs. Willa Trent Priest, head for Paris. Eleanor and Adele Hoppock…
24. Incorporation (1916)
Jul 9 • 24 min
The University District Christian Science Society incorporates. Congress declares war. The Seattle Times quotes Mary Baker Eddy. Mr. William D. McCracken organizes war relief efforts. Mr. O.J.C. Dutton establishes a hospitality club. Mr. Allen H.…
23. First Unit (1915)
Jul 6 • 13 min
Mr. Thomas Franklyn Hoyt, First Reader, invites the congregation of Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, to hear from Mr. William K. Sheldon. Takes place at the Hippodrome on Sunday, August 29, 1915. Mr. George Foote Dunham, Portland architect,…
22. Church Growth (1915)
Jul 2 • 19 min
Mr. Bicknell Young gives a lecture in Seattle at the University Bank Building at 45th Street and University Way for the new University District Christian Science Society. His mother, Mrs. Jane Bicknell Young, of Tacoma, Washington, was also recently in…
21. A Woman’s Religion (1914)
Jun 29 • 11 min
The newly formed University District Christian Science Society asks the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) for help in reaching interested women at the University of Washington. Takes place at University Masonic Hall. Visit CindySafronoff.com to…
20. Declarations of War (1914)
Jun 25 • 15 min
Mr. Allen H. Armstrong gives an address to the members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, about dedication. Takes place in the Sunday School in the basement of their new stone church on Capitol Hill. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more…
19. Spreading Branches (1914)
Jun 22 • 9 min
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, purchases a building lot at Eighth Avenue and Seneca Street on First Hill in July 1914. They move their services to the new Hippodrome at Fifth and University. Christian Science branch churches spread to…
18. Seismic Disturbance (1914)
Jun 18 • 24 min
Reverend Dr. Mark A. Matthews D.D. leads a great series of Christian unity revival services in Spring of 1914. Mr. John M. Henderson writes a letter to the editor of The Seattle Times. Pastor Russell writes on Mary Baker Eddy in a syndicated column in The…
17. Temple of Bedford Limestone (1914)
Jun 15 • 12 min
Mr. William R. Rathvon visits Seattle. Mr. Edward Joseph Holslag paints the interior of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle. Mr. Oliver C. McGilvra reads at opening services, June 7, 1914. Mr. Charles A. Griffith sets a new goal. Miss Leona Langdon…
16. Joint Activities (1911)
Jun 11 • 25 min
Mrs. Alma Durant Bixby, Dr. Walter S. Padget, and Mrs. Margaret Mason Walker chair joint activities for Christian Science begun in 1911, based in the Empire Building on Second Avenue. Mr. Oliver C. McGilvra speaks at Arcade Hall. Visit CindySafronoff.com…
15. Pastor Emeritus - Rev. Mary Baker Eddy (1910)
Jun 8 • 13 min
Mr. Alden J. Blethen, Seattle Times Editor-in-Chief writes on Reverend Mary Baker Eddy’s career. Mr. William K. Sheldon introduces a Christian Science lecture at the Moore Theater. Mr. Allen H. Armstrong gives a field report at 1911 Annual Meeting of The…
14. Temporary Structure (1909)
Jun 4 • 16 min
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, builds a temporary structure at their lot on Capitol Hill during the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition summer of 1909. That fall they hold an election meeting. Mrs. Julia Field-King’s students in London and St.…
13. Independence Day (1909)
Jun 1 • 15 min
The new Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, begins building a congregation on July 4, 1909, amidst a “Votes for Women” focus at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific (AYP) Expo. The first Christian Science lecture by a woman, Miss Mary Brookins, in Seattle is…
12. Letter of Withdrawal (1909)
May 28 • 12 min
Mrs. Frances Carlton Baker and 41 others withdraw their membership from First Church to found Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, on June 29, 1909. Mr. Edwin W. Cravin, former Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of the Knights Templar of…
11. Not the Old Style Church (1907)
May 25 • 12 min
Mr. Oliver C. McGilvra, son of Judge John J. McGilvra, takes over the Building Committee of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, and moves the meetings to his law office in the original Burke Building at Second Avenue and Marion Street. Mr. Edwin…
10. Resolutions (1906)
May 21 • 11 min
Mr. Edwin Randall Hoskins makes a resolution for unity as First Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, prepares to build a stone temple on Capitol Hill. Takes place at Christian Science Hall, their wood-frame chapel on Sixth Avenue. Visit…
9. Mother Church Extension (1902)
May 18 • 14 min
Mr. Edward A. Kimball proposes a $2M church edifice extension at the 1902 Annual Meeting of members of The Mother Church in Boston, The First Church of Christ, Scientist. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about Dedication: Building the Seattle…
8. Christian Science Chapel (1900)
May 14 • 14 min
The Seattle Christian Scientists build a chapel on Sixth Avenue under Mr. Allen H. Armstrong’s guidance and establish their first regular reading room in the Marion Building on Second Avenue. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about Dedication:…
7. Christian Scientist (1899)
May 11 • 12 min
Mr. Allen H. Armstrong receives an invitation from Seattle. Takes place at First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Jose, California. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about Dedication: Building the Seattle Branches of Mary Baker Eddy’s Church, A…
6. A New Church (1895)
May 7 • 16 min
Mrs. Julia Field-King founds and builds a church in St. Louis in 1895, and her students in Seattle organize as First Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, in 1896. Mr. Edward A. Kimball, who presided over dedication of First Church of Christ, Scientist,…
5. The Mother Church (1893) - Mary Baker Eddy’s church in Boston
May 5 • 17 min
Reverend Mary Baker Eddy directs her followers to build a stone church for The First Church of Christ, Scientist, also called The Mother Church, after the financial panic of 1893 during a period of economic depression. Takes place in Boston. Visit…
4. Structure of Truth and Love (1892)
Apr 30 • 15 min
Mrs. Julia Field-King’s students in Seattle start organizing. Takes place at 1111 Third Avenue. Includes dedication of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oconto, Wisconsin, and the Building Fund for The Mother Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Explores…
3. The New Birth (1889)
Apr 23 • 18 min
Mrs. Julia Field-King comes to Seattle in 1889 just after the great fire. Takes place at 1111 Third Avenue. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about Dedication: Building the Seattle Branches of Mary Baker Eddy’s Church, A Centennial Story. Facebook:…
2. U-District Society (1914)
Apr 7 • 9 min
Mrs. Mollie Gerry starts a church in the University District in Seattle in 1914. Takes place at the Gerry residence near Ravenna Park, the College Inn, and University Masonic Hall. Visit CindySafronoff.com to learn more about Dedication: Building the…
1. The Centennial (2016)
Mar 31 • 9 min
A box of historical records is opened at the Christian Science church in the University District in Seattle in 2016 in preparation for the church’s centennial. Takes place at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, and at the home of author Cindy…
Trailer: Building the Seattle Branches of Mary Baker Eddy’s Church, history of Christian Science movement
Mar 29 • 8 min
A unique Seattle history showing Reverend Mary Baker Eddy’s influence. Nonfiction narrative about the people who built some of Seattle’s most iconic architectural landmarks. A 130-year journey, a true story of cooperation, innovation, and transformation,…