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Historic Seattle visits a number of significant historic churches in the city’s University District: the wood-frame University Methodist Episcopal Church dedicated in 1907 (now Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Seattle) served visitors to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition; the congregation moved in 1927 to the Collegiate Gothic brick United Methodist Temple; the University Congregational Church, completed in 1953; architect Ellsworth Storey’s charming Unitarian church of 1915, now a part of the campus of University Presbyterian Church, whose sanctuary was completed in 1952; University Christian Church, completed in 1928 to accommodate 1,500 worshipers and its 1960 chapel; and the former Third Church of Christ, Scientist, now The City Church, designed by George Foote Dunham, the same architect whose First Hill Christian Science church is now Town Hall Seattle. Architectural details abound, including outstanding traditional stained glass from Willet Studios in Philadelphia, Povey in Portland, Oregon, Anthony G. Rez, who worked with key Seattle companies C.C. Belknap and W.P. Fuller, and local artist James Fitzgerald. Learn about the architecture, but also about the challenges of maintaining these properties with small congregations, the pressures of growth and change in the neighborhood.
Photo courtesy of University Christian Church
$35 general public / $25 members