Boston Globe

Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy , Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, yesterday [Jan. 26] came to greater Boston. Her leaving her old home, Pleasant View, at Concord, N. H., had long been planned, but no announcement of her intention had been made to the public, and the removal here will to-day come as a complete surprise, not alone to the general public, but to practically all of her thousands of followers.

Mrs. Eddy's new home is one of the most magnificent estates in the exclusive Chestnut Hill section. The place consists of the old R. Ashton Lawrence estate at the corner of Beacon and Hammond Streets, augmented as to land by the addition of several adjoining lots which were bought for Mrs. Eddy, and a three-story stone mansion. Part of the residence was occupied by Mr. Lawrence in his lifetime, but since the property was bought for Mrs. Eddy the house has been doubled in size by an addition built to it, the original structure has been remodeled, and the entire establishment brought right up to date in the matter of modern improvements and conveniences, including an electric elevator, and the house is splendidly furnished throughout.

Mrs. Eddy's determination to move to greater Boston was not reached without long and careful consideration. There was nothing of an impulsive nature about it, for in the past eight years it had been her desire to come here, when the time seemed to her to be opportune, to reside permanently. There were numerous reasons for Mrs. Eddy's desire to be in or near Boston. It is here that she first firmly established Christian Science; it is here in Boston that the first church of her denomination was built, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, since enlarged and beautified, and now known throughout the world as the most magnificent structure anywhere occupied by the Christian Scientists. It is here that Mrs. Eddy's books on Christian Science are published, and it is here also that the Christian Science Sentinel and The Christian Science Journal are published. In fact, Boston is the center of the Christian Science movement, and it was only natural that the Founder and Leader of the faith should desire to be in close touch with the work.

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February 1, 1908

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