Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Former First Church of Christ Scientist
The church located at 128 East Adams Street, now home to the congregation of the Emmanuel Temple Church, was originally constructed as the First Church of Christ Scientist. Christian Scientists began worshiping in Sandusky in the late 1800s. Two early converts to this faith were the second wife of John M. Boalt, and her niece Clara Boalt. The early followers of Christian Science in Sandusky first met at the Odd Fellows Temple. Later they met at the Masonic Temple and then moved to Carnegie Hall of the Sandusky Library.
The cornerstone for the church building was laid in 1922.
The two story brick structure was built in the Neo-Classical style. Classic columns line the portico of the church, along with two pedestal lamps. The original church featured a Moeller organ.
The church building was dedicated on March 2, 1924, with Frank Bell presenting the inaugural lecture.
On October 2, 1982, the former First Church of Christ Scientist in Sandusky was added to the National Register of Historic Places. For over eighty years, the beautiful building at 128 East Adams Street has been home to the members of two different denominations.