Posts Tagged ‘Third Church of Christ Scientist’

“The Ugliest Church in D.C.” Is Now the Ugliest Half-Church in D.C.

Some call it "the ugliest church in D.C."; others say it's simply misunderstood. But all can agree on one thing: The Third Church of Christ, Scientist at 16th and I streets NW is not much longer for this world.
On Sept. 30, a development team consisting of the JBG Companies and ICG Properties applied for a permit to [...]

Is Boring Better Than Ugly?

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." –Jeremiah 29:11
So reads a banner facing the corner of 16th and I streets NW, affixed to a concrete wall of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist. The [...]

All-New 16th and Eye: Featuring Prism-tastic Third Church

The church entrance. (Robert A.M. Stern)

Here she is, your brand-new Robert A.M. Stern-designed Third Church of Christ Scientist-cum-office-building—or at least the pictures I took of renderings in the Historic Preservation Review Board application. Specs here, full-building shot after the jump.

New Third Church Almost Ready For Its Closeup

It's been nearly a year since the Third Church of Christ Scientist and their development partners finally got free of a lawsuit over razing the brutalist landmark at 16th and I Street NW. Since then, they've been planning the project that will take its place, and anticipate hitting the Historic Preservation Review Board next month. [...]

D.C. Preservation League Settles With Third Church, Quid Pro Quos Abound

Last month, the Post reported that after a years-long legal fight over whether the Church of Christ, Scientist would be allowed to tear down its Brutalist home on 16th Street NW, developers were finally getting ready for demolition. It struck me as odd: What happened to the D.C. Preservation League's litigation to prevent the church [...]

D.C. Preservation League Names 2009’s Most Endangered Places

Yesterday, the D.C. Preservation League announced its 2009 Most Endangered Places. It's a pretty short list. Only six locations were named—Normally, roughly ten places turn up on the list, I was told a few months back when the the League was accepting nominations.
A number of the spots have been featured in past years. Surprisingly, St. [...]

Anything Worth Saving Here?: H St. Rowhouses Edition

The battle over the Third Church of Christ, Scientist is finally over. But the supply of ridiculous preservation stories in D.C. is eternal. Here is the first tale in what we hope will become a series about the fights some people choose to wage.
The Spot: "Meads Row" 1305, 1307, 1309, 1311 H Street NE.
The [...]