1450 N. Avenida Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262
Original building rendering
PALM SPRINGS CHURCH OF CHRIST © 2020
While having the appearance of traditional stained glass, the beautiful windows adorning the Palm Springs Church of Christ are actually inch-thick chunks of glass set in a thin matrix of epoxy. These unique works of art were designed, crafted and installed by German-born artist Carl Huneke of San Francisco firm Century Stained Glass Studio. The intentionally chipped edges of the glass refract light in brilliant patterns, while also providing shading and texture to the symbolic themes of the works.
The windows are titled “Peace on Earth,” “Christ’s Gift to Mankind,” “Christ of the Resurrection and the Lamp of Knowledge,” and “Holy Scripture and Sacred Music.”
A group first met on April 22, 1956 to found the congregation which met in private homes until the Palm Springs City Council chambers became available. In 1965, it was necessary to find other meeting places which included private homes, business conference rooms, public meeting rooms and even a synagogue.
Land on Avenida Caballeros had been purchased in 1959 and in 1966 the church structure was designed by Carl Cox, Architectural Designers Associates of Indio.
Construction began on February 16, 1967 and the building was dedicated on November 26, 1967 with M. Norvel Young, President of Pepperdine University as speaker.