Second Church of Christ, Scientist / Art of Living Center
[As part of the remit to make the Untold LA iPad Book available to as many people as possible I'll be posting photos from the book in sequential order on a regular basis until it is completely online.]
On Pages 164 to 171 of the West Adams Boulevard Chapter we visit the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, of Los Angeles, designed by Alfred H. Rosenheim in 1910 and now owned by the Art of Living Foundation. Its 25,000 square feet is considered Beaux Arts with a touch of Italian-Renaissance. Below you can see the Church exterior in a postcard from the first half of the 20th Century.
The building as it is today.
Inside the building you climb stairs from the low-ceilinged Foyer into the main space, topped with by a 1,400 ton copper dome, (the second photo in the gallery below is a collage of 26 photos, hence it's unusual proportions).
Looking away from the rear towards the front of the building we get a closer look at the building's pews.
Finally we get another glimpse of the building, this time from neighboring Portland Street, with USC student housing in the foreground.