Item of Interest

One who enters the Norway Street door of the former Publishing House, which is now to become The Mother Church Administration Building, notices an absence of the familiar faces and operations of the Publishing Society, for the forces of many departments at this end of the building have taken up their equipment and settled in the new Christian Science Publishing House. Thus, the third floor or Section "A" in the new building is now quite fully occupied and the employees in the Audit and the Records Departments, the Addressing, the Subscription, and Mail Clearance Departments are happily settling to their work in their new locations.

The Statistical or Records division previously carried on its work in one of the annexes of the former Publishing House, that is, in the former front and rear parlors of an apartment on Massachusetts Avenue, where there was scarcely room to make one's way between files and desks. Small wonder that the work in the new commodious and conveniently arranged quarters is more businesslike, more telling. The Audit Department workers, so closely stationed in their former rooms that elbows almost touched elbows and there was much necessary running to and fro in the furtherance of duties carried on in different small rooms, are now in their commodious acoustically treated room, which will accommodate as many more additional workers. Here they do their work so that the noise of accounting machines in operation is scarcely noticed. Supervisors are unanimous in stating that more and better work is being accomplished under these improved conditions.

As this Item goes to press the General Files Department of the Publishing Society has taken its way through the subway from the former building to its permanent location on the fifth floor in the tower of the new Publishing House. With its going, fully three quarters of the work of the Publishing Society is now carried on in the new building.

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Admission to The Mother Church
November 18, 1933

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