Garden Grove, California: Crystal Cathedral

World's first modern Christian megachurch is an over-the-top see-thru edifice that seats almost 3,000. Served as the broadcast ministry of Robert H. Schuller's "Hour of Power." The Cathedral was completed in 1980, designed by architect Philip Johnson, with 10,000 panes of glass in steel frame made to withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake. In 2011, sold in bankruptcy proceeding to the Catholic Diocese of Orange.
Address:
12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove, CA
Directions:
West of I-5, Entrances on W Chapman Ave and Lewis St.
Phone:
714-971-4013
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Crystal Cathedral

It's not glass; it's plexiglas. It will only be a cathedral when the Catholics, who bought it, occupy it with their bishop. The place is run down, due to the problems the Schullers have had in maintaining their dynasty.

[David Lintner, 07/05/2012]
Crystal Cathedral. Crystal Cathedral

The cathedral is an amazing architectural glass structure edged with beautiful gardens and statues.

[Sunny254566, 03/29/2011]

Robert H. Schuller's "Hour of Power" broadcast from this giant edifice by architect Philip Johnson, the world's first modern mega-church, which opened in 1980.

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