Abrams, Harold
Ain, Gregory
Alexander, Robert E.
Anderson, Guy
Antelline, Jon P.
Applebaum, Norm
Batter-Kay Associates
Beadle, Alfred
Beckett, Welton
Benedict, Hiram Hudson
Bird, Fujimoto & Fish
Bonini, Vincent
Brownell, J. Herbert
Buff, Straub and Hensman
Campbell, Donald
Cody, William F.
Crane, Loch
Dammann, Bruce
Davis, Ronald K.
Decker, Arthur
Delawie, Homer
Des Lauriers, Robert
Drake, Gordon
Eckel, George
Eggers, Henry
Ellwood, Craig
Ferris, Robert
Fickett, Edward
Forester, Russell
Fowble, Robert
French, Stanley J.
Frey, Albert
Gill, Irving
Goldberg, Bertrand
Goldman, Donald
Gordon, Kenneth & Robert
Grossman, Greta
Hagadone, Walter
Harris, Harwell Hamilton
Henderson, John
Hester, Henry
Hope, Frank
Hufbauer, Clyde
Hubbell, James
Jones, A. Quincy
Jones, Robert E.
Kahn, Louis
Kellogg, Dick
Kellogg, Kendrick Bangs
Kesling, William
Killingsworth, Brady & Smith
Kowalski, Joseph
Krisel, William
Ladd, Thornton
Lareau, Richard
Lautner, John
Leitch, Richard
Liebhardt, Frederick
Livingstone, Fred
Loring, Arthur
Lotery, Rex
Lumpkins, William
Lykos, George
Macy, Al
Malone, Ed
Marr, Clinton
Matthews, Roger
May, Cliff
McKim, Paul
Mitchell, Delmar
Mock, John
Mortenson, John
Mosher & Drew
Naegle, Dale
Neptune & Thomas
Neutra, Richard
Nomland & Nomland
Norris, Fred
Paderewski, CJ
Patrick, William
Paul & Allard
Paulson, Ted
Periera & Luckman
Platt, Robert
Ray, Eugene
Reed, John
Richards, Sim Bruce
Risley and Gould
Rosser, William
Ruocco, Lloyd
Salerno, Daniel
Schindler, Rudolph
Schoell & Geritz
Sigurdson, John
Simpson and Gerber
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Slatton, William
Soriano, Raphael
Spencer & Lee
Stimmel, William
Stone, Edward Durrell
Therkelsen, Lloyde
Tucker, Sadler & Bennett
Turner, Herb
Veitzer, Leonard
Vickery, Dean
Weir Brothers
Weston, Eugene III
Wheeler, Richard
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Wright, John Lloyd
Wright, Lloyd
Wulff and Fifield

Edward Durell Stone

Web Materials on Stone's career:

Edward Durell Stone's Autobiographies
Edward Durell Stone (1962)
Recent and Future Architecture

Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation (1974)

1964-65 New York World's Fair Christian Science Pavilion

1964-65 New York World's Fair Christian Science Pavilion

1964-65 New York World's Fair Christian Science Pavilion

1964-65 New York World's Fair Christian Science Pavilion

List of Projects in San Diego

Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation (1974)
10666 N. Torrey Pines Road

1964-65 New York World's Fair Christian Science Pavilion
16315 Pomerado Road, Poway. Demolished in June 2006.

Partial List of Projects outside of San Diego

Richard Mandel House, Bedford Hills, NY (1934)
Park Avenue Atrium, New York City (1935)
Radio City Music Hall, New York City
Rockefeller Center, New York City
A. Conger Goodyear House (Old Westbury), Long Island, NY, (1938)
Museum of Modern Art, New York City (1939)
Ingersoll Steel, Utility Unit House, Kalamazoo (1946)
University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center (1951)
Edward Durell Stone Residence, New York City (1956)
Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins (1956)
Huntington Hartford Gallery of Modern Art, New York City (1959)
Stuart Pharmaceutical Company, Pasadena, (1958)
United States Embassy, New Delhi, India (1958)
Pavillon der USA auf der Weltausstellung, Expo 58, Brussels (1958)
State Legislative Building, Raleigh, North Carolina (1960)
Huntington Hartford Museum, New York City (1962)
Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Carmel, CA (1962)
New Graduate Residence Hall, University of Chicago, Illinois, (1963)
North Carolina State Legislature Building, Raleigh, NC (1963)
State University of New York at Albany (1964)
Beckman Auditorium, California Institute of Technology (1964)
Natl. Geographic Society Headquarters, Wash., DC (1964)
Busch Stadium, Saint Louis, Missouri (1966)
Stuhr Museum, Grand Island, Nebraska (1967)
Ponce Museum of Art in Puerto Rico (1967)
Westgate Tower, (1967)
World Trade Center New Orleans (1967)
Waite Phillips Hall of Education, USC, (1968)
State University of New York at Albany (1968)
Amarillo Fine Arts Museum (1969)
General Motors Building, New York City (1969)
Palo Alto City Hall, 1970
Univ. of Alabama law school (1970)
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Wash. D.C. (1971)
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC (1971)
Amoco / Standard Oil Building, Chicago, Illinois (1972)
Montgomery County Admin. Bldg (1972)
Mohawk Tower, (1972)
Sheraton Lima Hotel & Casino, (1973)
First Canadian Place, (1976)
State Capitol Tower, (1977)
New York Civic Center, New York City
Secretariat for the West Pakistan Government, Lahore
Four Seasons Shopping Center, Greensboro, N.C.
Sherwood Apartments, Asheville, N.C.
Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Rawalpindi and Islamabad

Distinctive church meets wrecking ball
Even at $1, there were no buyers for Poway pavilion
By Sarah Gordon
June 17, 2006

POWAY – A heptagonal dome atop the Christian Science church building on Pomerado Road has cut a singular architectural figure for the past 40 years.

But Thursday, demolition started on the landmark that renowned architect Edward Durell Stone designed. Riddled with mold problems and a leaky roof, the building hasn't been used as the main church since 1994. After that, Sunday school met there, but the building has been unused for the past year. A church representative said the congregation searched for a buyer, but found none.

Now the building must make way for the construction of a new Sunday school, said Pamela Scott, a church member since 1981 who is overseeing the demolition and new construction.

“It was a lovely building and it has nice memories, but it's just not usable anymore,” she said.

The building actually lasted much longer than it was supposed to.
It originally stood as a temporary exhibit at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. The starkly geometric Christian Science Pavilion was intended to spend two years enticing fair-goers in for a religious experience, and then face the wrecking ball.

But the pavilion found an unlikely second life nearly 2,500 miles away in the developing community of Poway, where an expanding congregation of Christian Scientists was ready for a new church.
“That this building found its way all the way here is astonishing," said Robert Skolmen, a librarian from San Mateo and expert on Stone's works, which include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

In 1965, San Diego contractor and Christian Scientist Ralph Nelson saw the pavilion at the fair and negotiated with the main church in Boston to bring it to Poway.

The church sold the pavilion – which originally cost $1.25 million – to the branch church for $1, on the condition the Poway congregation pay for shipping and reconstruction.

Nelson oversaw the work of dismantling, packing and shipping the 50-ton building. It traveled in four large containers by freighter through the Panama Canal to Long Beach. There it was loaded onto trucks and shipped to Poway.

At the time, a brief notice in Time magazine described the project and put its cost at $79,000, which would be about $462,000 today.
In Poway, Nelson supervised the reconstruction of the building, with its two seven-sided chambers and 25-foot-high, seven-sided glass skylight.

His daughter, Pamela Ludwig, 51, said that bringing the pavilion to rural Poway in the 1960s was visionary. “The design was so innovative and so futuristic,” she said. “And here in Poway at the time, there were Black Angus cows.”

The church held its first services in August 1966.

“It was fantastic; we had so many people,” said 85-year-old Betty Meanley, the church historian. “But it only lasted one or two Sundays. There were a lot of visitors interested in seeing the building.”

Stone, who lived from 1902 until 1978, generally worked in squares and rectangles, and the pavilion's design was atypical for him, Skolmen said.

Originally a modernist, Stone later eschewed modernism's emphasis on plain utilitarianism. He designed skyscrapers sheathed in marble, such as Chicago's 83-story Standard Oil building, and embellished his structures with ornamental grilles.
Critics now have a mixed view of Stone. To some, much of his work looks dated or tacky.

One of his buildings, at 2 Columbus Circle in New York, set off a bitter preservation battle. Built in 1964 to house the Gallery of Modern Art, critics derisively called the skinny tower with a base of Venetian columns the “lollipop building.”

A drastic update of its facade is under way, after several lawsuits and an impassioned New York Times op-ed piece by writer Tom Wolfe failed to stop the work commissioned by its new tenant, the Museum of Arts and Design.

No real controversy surrounds the demolition of the building in Poway.

City Planner Patti Brindle said that the city studied whether the structure qualified for landmark status. But an expert consultant determined it lost its significance when it moved from the World's Fair site.

The congregation had hoped to preserve the pavilion by selling it. In 2002, the congregation listed the building on eBay for its original price of $1.

At least five people from across the country came to see it. But one by one, each found that the cost of shipping and reassembling the building was prohibitive.

Still, in a what would be symmetry, a savior from the opposite coast may ultimately rescue the building from utter destruction.
Gary Holmes, an attorney who lives about 70 miles northwest of New York City, is awaiting word from contractors on whether a small piece of the building can be saved. A Stone aficionado, Holmes was tipped off by Skolmen about the demolition.

Holmes hopes to haul a seven-sided skylight from the building's smaller chamber across the country in a truck. There, he will offer it to the Stone-designed Sullivan County Community College.
“I decided a piece of the building needed to saved, a piece that represented what the building was about,” Holmes said from his home in New York. “I think I'm really propelled by the fact that no one else is doing it.”

The building's motif of seven represents the Christian Science faith's seven synonyms for God: principle, mind, soul, spirit, life, truth and love.

Stone conceived that the seven-sided central glass dome would bathe the main chamber of the pavilion in a peaceful contemplative light, making the hall a kind of sanctuary for fair-goers

“The world's fair had an atmosphere of frantic huckstership,” Skolmen said. “This (building) would attract people looking for a quiet place to relax and collect their thoughts.”

In other words, the perfect target audience for a religious exhibit. After the fair, The Christian Science Monitor reported that around 800,000 people had visited the pavilion.

To Ludwig, a member of the Poway congregation, the church building has always had personal and spiritual meaning. But she said she didn't lament the decision to demolish what her father brought here.

“To me, it embodied the spirit of adventure, of taking risks,” she said. “So whether the building goes is kind of irrelevant.

“His initiative extended the life of that building 40 years.”