Worcester,Mass - Places of the Past, First Church of Christ
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amanda spring - Report this comment
i think this church is located on main st .it looks the same as it did back then.
Tana Zoller - Report this comment
I believe that this church is on Providence/Vernon Street. If it it, it's not called the Christian Centre, Pastor Black is the minister there. If this is the one I'm thinking of...maybe I'm wrong.
mary - Report this comment
This church is on Main Street in the Main South area, near St. Peter's Elementary School. I grew up a couple of blocks away from it - I believe it's on the corner of Claremont Street and Main. In the late 1960s I think it stopped being used as a church. I first saw the inside of it when someone rented it to sell mattresses!
mary - Report this comment
This is the First Church of Christ Scientist, located on the corner of Main Street and, I think, Claremont Street in the Main South area. I grew up two blocks away from it in the 1960s. I don't remember it being used as a church, at that time. It was vacant, but occasionally rented. I remember someone selling furniture there, which gave me a good excuse to go inside. It was completely vacant - no pews, altar, or church-like furnishings. Fascinating structure.
Will (Billy Sturtevant) Marengo - Report this comment
I used to live on Gardner Street. I had to walk past this church to go to school at Woodland Street school. The church used to be a Greek Orthodox Church. There is a set of cement stairs on the Claremont side, close to the rear of the building. The stairs went from the sidewalk down to a small parking space. There were about 30-40 steps, with a long metal pipe hand-rail. The hand-rail was cool. I spent hours, sliding down the rail. It was slick and fast. What mememories! I too grew up in the 60's around this church. I want to say that an African-American congregation bought the church from the Greek Orthodox.
jim sadowski- December 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Was "first Church of Christ Scientist". The location is 42.2533 -71.8170 at 880 Main Street corner of Oberlin Street. Go to google earth plug in address or gps and then click on street view for a recent picture of the structure, it is now home to "Union Hrisohorafiton" (a labor organization with Greek ties).
Paul Andersen- December 17, 2010 - Report this comment
My recollection of the 1950s onward is that this was indeed always a Christian Science Church that ceased functioning as a church in the 1960s. Then was used by somes sect/group and then basically abandoned. Another Main South loss.
jim sadowski- December 24, 2010 - Report this comment
The Church building at Main & Oberlin was completed in 1913. The church traces it's origin to Boston 1879 with a chapters in Worcester in 1898.
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