The Christian Scientists of Cambridge have purchased the Simmons estate at 1582 Massachusetts Avenue, for the purpose of erecting a church edifice which, it is said, will surpass anything in Cambridge in the way of church buildings. The property consists of 10,480 square feet of land assessed for ten thousand dollars, and a mansion said to be over one hundred years old assessed for five thousand dollars. The estate is shaded by tall elms and faces a small common at the upper end of the Cambridge common, which also bears a number of magnificent old elms reaching across the avenue to form an arch. The church, when erected, will form one of a small community of churches in this section of Cambridge.A correction was made in the July 3, 1909 Sentinel: "The item in the Sentinel of June 26, copied from another paper, concerning the land recently purchased by First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Cambridge, Mass., was incomplete. In addition to the Simmons estate the plot includes two adjoining estates, and its total area is twenty thousand two hundred and ninety-eight square feet, with a frontage of about one hundred and twenty-nine feet. The purchase price was twenty-seven thousand dollars."

Boston Journal.

If I knew you and you knew me,—...
June 26, 1909

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