Best Building to See Before It's Radically Altered (2012)

Crystal Cathedral

These are the last days of the Crystal Cathedral in its monumental glory, before the Catholic Diocese of Orange transforms it into the tackily named Christ Cathedral and strips the Phillip Johnson masterpiece of its gaudy, Middle America, prosperity-gospel excess. And while no one in Orange County wants to support the greedy Schullers who declared bankruptcy while stiffing their own congregants, this is a part of Orange County heritage as endangered as an orange grove—go now. No sermon necessary!

 

Location Details

12141 S. Lewis St.
Garden Grove CA 92480
714-971-4000

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