Marker Details

Third Church of Christ, Scientist

5516 Almeda Rd. at Binz

Houston , 77004

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Directions: church parking lot & entrance on north side of building at Almeda & Calumet; marker on exterior wall near front entrance on NW corner of Almeda & Binz, 1 block west of Hwy 288

Key Time Period: 1920 - 1940 Post-WW I & Depression

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Marker Text: Intended to serve the congregation that had been organized as an offshoot of the growing First Church of Christ, Scientist, in 1922, this structure was designed by J. Rodney Tabor of the Jonas and Tabor architectural firm. Completed in 1928, this structure is among the last of a number of Mediterranean-style buildings erected in the South Main area to lend a sense of history and place to the newly developing Almeda Road corridor. The edifice is noteworthy for its octagonal tower, arched windows, tile roof and stuccoed walls. The Sunday school addition erected in 1953 follows the same style.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1999

Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 533 B

GPS Coordinates: 29 43.203, 95 22.804

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 12340