Claremont Methodist Church

Claremont Methodist Church

Seeking an approximation to the sublimity of nature, the west of the church is a near solid wall of glass that faces the steep, dramatic San Gabriel Mountains. The deep vaulted ceiling recalls the keel of a ship and joins the juxtaposing sides of the structure. On the east side, white walls lean outwards with high clerestories that reveal the sky. While the west is painted in the classic Neutra brown-black offering a contrast to the levity of its opposing wall. The nave aisle is asymmetrical so that they are short and long pews, allowing the audience the possibility of grouping themselves in multiple ways. 

Project Detail

Year Built

1959

Project Architect

Richard Neutra

Client

United Methodists

Location

211 W Foothill Blvd
Claremont
CA 91711

Current Status

In Use