The Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of its building, a mid-century modern structure with vast expanses of glass tucked into the woods at the corner of Cedar Lane and Beach Drive in Bethesda. The building was designed by Pietro Belluschi, the dean of the MIT School of Architecture in the 1950s and one of the most prolific modern architects. I also have seen references that mention that local modern architects Francis Donald Lethbridge and Arthur Keyes of Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon worked with Belluschi on the design. (Keyes, Lethbridge & Condon did win an award in 1967 from the American Institute of Architects for their design of the River Road Unitarian Church in Bethesda. I’ll highlight that building another time.)
In addition to a Gazette story on the building’s anniversary, here’s a brief article on the church’s auditorium.