Dedication: A Centennial Story

13. Independence Day (1909)

June 1, 2019

The new Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, Seattle, begins building a congregation on July 4, 1909, amidst a "Votes for Women" focus at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific (AYP) Expo. The first Christian Science lecture by a woman, Miss Mary Brookins, in Seattle is at the Moore Theater. Services are at Arcade Hall on Second Avenue, between Union and University Streets. A reading room is in Judge Thomas Burke's Empire Building. Mr. William K. Sheldon joins Fourth Church. Mr. Oliver C. McGilvra speaks. Mr. Charles Warburton Ireland is elected First Reader. Mrs. Helen E. Cushing is elected Second Reader. Actress Ethel Barrymore is mentioned.

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