First Congregational Church of Long Beach, Long Beach

First Congregational Church of Long Beach, Long Beach

First Congregational Church was founded in 1888. The current building was completed in 1914. It was designed in the Romanesque style by architect H.M. Patterson of Los Angeles and built of red pressed brick laid in patterns and trimmed with white terra cotta. The large auditorium had the capacity for seating 1,500 persons.

The Los Angeles Times wrote that the "immense auditorium, the roof of which is fifty-five feet above the floor, gives one the impression he is entering one of the cathedrals of Europe." The Times also referred to the church’s art-glass windows as being "among the finest to be seen in the West." The church also featured three great rose windows above the gallery and six picture windows below the gallery. The center window was called the "Light of the World."
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Sight Name: First Congregational Church of Long Beach
Sight Location: Long Beach, USA (See walking tours in Long Beach)
Sight Type: Religious
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