101 First Street
Blue Sound Music (Christian Science Church / Retail)
1941:Christian Science Church and Reading Room dedicated
1951 Christian Science Church (Courtesy South Whidbey Historical Society)
A Christian Science Society was formed in Langley in 1921. The first meetings were held in private homes with G.S. Reams as the First Reader before moving the meetings to the new Langley Library in 1924. Their application was accepted June 2, 1926.
A lot was purchased from Jacob Anthes in September, 1928 for $250. The price was lowered from the asking price of $400 because Jacob thought the reason was "laudable."
Construction of a 28 X 30 foot church on the lot began in April, 1941, and was dedicated in October of that year. It was declared "one of the most attractive buildings in Langley", and "beautiful in its simplicity."
The building contained a reading room (10 X 16 feet), literature room, cloak room, rest room, and vestibule. The interior was knotty pine with "pews, desk and piano - in contrasting black walnut." The auditorium was lighted by four, indirect lighting fixtures. Five pews and 18 bookracks "all of elm wood" were ordered from the American Seating Company in San Francisco on June 20, 1941 for $310.
1983: Church moved outside Langley
The church moved to a new location, and the building was sold to Virginia Price Johnson. The building was subsequently purchased by Demitri Vasiliades in November, 1985.
November, 1985. North side of former Church (Courtesy Demitri Vasiliades)
Two windows and a new door were added to the north side
January, 1986. North side of former Church (Courtesy Demitri Vasiliades)
1987: Annie Steffen's "Wearables and Other Fine Things"
August, 1987. NE corner of building owned by Annie Steffens Properties, LLC (Courtesy Demitri Vasiliades)
2002. North side of the building 15 year later (Courtesy Demitri Vasiliades)
Subsequent renters included Cynthia Tilken, Liz VanDyke's North Star shoe store, Nymbol's Secret Garden, and Fine Art gallery.
2008. North Star (Courtesy Robert Waterman)
2011. Nymbol's Secret Garden (Courtesy Robert Waterman)
2017: Keegan Harshman, son of the band director for the South Whidbey School District, opened a music store, for instrument rental and sales, workshops, and instruction.
2017. Blue Sound Music (Courtesy Robert Waterman).
2018. Blue Sound Music and Rubatano (Courtesy Robert Waterman).