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Christian Science Society in Topanga, California
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County of Los Angeles Public Library
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LA County Library
Topanga Digital History
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Cars parked along Topanga Highway for Christian Science church services. Christian Science was the first denomination to build a church in Topanga. In the early 1920s Christian Science practitioner Mable Lewis rented a cottage at Kneen's Kamp and began holding Sunday services in her home for interested friends and neighbors. As attendance grew, TW Kneen, who owned the camp, built a small cement block church called the Christian Science Society on Topanga Highway south of the family home that attracted an enthusiastic congregation and Sunday School from Santa Monica and Los Angeles as well as the local community. Picture was taken circa 1930.
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Topanga Canyon Blvd., north of Highvale, Topanga, CA 90290
Topanga (Los Angeles county, California : inhabited place)
California (United States, North and Central America : state)
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. postcard; Dickhoff_Lynn13.jpg;
Topanga Digital History: A Community History Project of the County of Los Angeles Public Library
This image was provided by Lynn Dickhoff for inclusion in the Topanga Digital History collection.

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