Third Church of Christ Scientist

Third Church of Christ Scientist


A 1923 Landmark church on the most luxurious stretch of Park Avenue, the Third Church of Christ, Scientist found itself with a dwindling congregation and an inability to pay for needed improvements. To retain control of its building, the church reached out to a caterer, who shared the cost of renovating the building and bringing it up to current life safety and accessibility codes. A new social hall was carved out of a warren of existing spaces, with a full caterer’s kitchen and support spaces on lower levels. The exterior undergoes a complete restoration, including a new slate roof and brick repair; a new handicapped ramp is subtly located on the side street.

*Photography by Daniel Wang