Phone +1 318-222-3684
|NRHP Reference # 89001042|
Area 5,300 m²
Added to NRHP 7 August 1989
|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
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.
The Renaissance/Romanesque/Byzantine style building was constructed in 1925 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Elizabeth burgess kings highway christian church
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.
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.
The architect, Sam Wiener, also designed the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium