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Kings Highway Christian Church

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Built  1925
Opened  1925
Phone  +1 318-222-3684
NRHP Reference #  89001042
Area  5,300 m²
Added to NRHP  7 August 1989
Kings Highway Christian Church
Location  806 Kings Hwy., Shreveport, Louisiana
Architect  Jones, Roessle, Olschner, and Wiener; Julian Sokoloski
Architectural style  Renaissance, Other, Romanesque, Byzantine
Address  806 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71104, USA
Similar  Antioch Baptist Church, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cathedral of St John Berchmans, St Mark's Cathedral, Louisiana State University
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Kings Highway Christian Church is a historic Disciples of Christ church at 806 Kings Highway on the corner of Kings Highway and Line Avenue in Shreveport, Louisiana. Kings Highway Christian Church was established on May 20, 1923. Kings Highway Christian Church is also across from C.E. Byrd High School.

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The Renaissance/Romanesque/Byzantine style building was constructed in 1925 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

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History

Kings Highway Christian Church (also known as KHCC) was formed in 1923 by members of Shreveport's Central Christian Church, who had purchased land at the corner of Kings Highway & Line Avenue. Shortly thereafter Jewish Architect Mr. Samuel Wiener, taking inspiration from many Romanesque/Byzantine style churches in and around the City of Rome, designed the beautiful cruciform sanctuary that stands today. The sanctuary was completed in 1925. The Education Building & Wedding Chapel were added in the 1940s, followed by The Elizabeth Stewart Strange Children’s Education Building in the late 60's. The most recent addition being The Family Life Center was built in late 1990's.

Architecture

The architecture of the sanctuary as noted above of Romanesque/Byzantine style cruciform church, that is when you look at the church from above or at the church's floor plan you will notice the sanctuary forms the shape of the cross. Mr. Wiener and the construction crew masonry to signs of the Holy Trinity & man's relationship with God in the marble artwork. Every arch in the eve-line is different, no two are alike (one even has a glass coke bottle in it), just as no two people are the same. The top of the roof just above the main entrance is adorned with the tree of life instead of a cross. The rafters in the ceiling are placed in a way to remind us of Noah's Ark.

Fun Fact

The architect, Sam Wiener, also designed the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

References

Kings Highway Christian Church Wikipedia


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