John Byers: Unitarian Church (Santa Monica, Calf.)



The two very different renderings of the Unitarian Church of Santa Monica highlight the range of styles that John Byers was capable of designing. The first image, a more Spanish Colonial style, was the ultimate choice of the building, which is shown in the third image, a photograph taken after construction. The second image shows a much more traditional church, with high pointed steeple, instead of the smaller tower with bell.


John Byers, architect


John Byers papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.


circa 1930


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John Byers, architect, “John Byers: Unitarian Church (Santa Monica, Calf.),” UCSB ADC Omeka, accessed December 6, 2021,