First Church of Christ Scientist
North Vancouver, B.C. Canada
"Beautifully sited as a backdrop to the east end of Victoria Park, (in the center of the City of North Vancouver) this elegant structure employs classical elements in a picturesque fashion. This design is distinguished by the tall proportions of the entry columns, the narrow windows and the engaged corner pilasters. Architects Honeyman and Curtis paid particular attention to the fine detailing around the entry and the wooden trim around the windows. Despite its modest size, this building has a great presence due to its location and the character of its design.
"On 4 January 2008 the congregation (of North Shore Bethel Christian MB Church) purchased the 83 year-old First Church of Christ, Scientist building on East Keith Road, and held their first service there on 9 March 2008." (Link 1.) (See Blog Post February 3, 2013.)
Note: Architects Honeyman and Curtis also designed the 1909 St. John's
Anglican Church in North Vancouver. (Link 3.) (See blog Post 9/16/12.)
Photos: Top photo taken in 2000 by SW as part of Year 2000 Photography
Archives. Other photos taken in 2013 by SW.
Reference 1: Sacred Sites Tour Booklet, 2005, "First Church of Christ Scientist-
1925 185 Keith Road East" by Joalyne Percey (CNV).
Reference 2. City of North Vancouver Heritage Inventory 1994, page 38 and 39. Link 1: http://www.gameo.org/encyclopedia/contents/north_shore_bethel_christian
Link 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Science
Link 3: http://www.dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1522