Item of Interest

Interest in the new Christian Science Publishing House and the manner in which it has been constructed and financed by the Field of Christian Science may be said to be almost world-wide. This column some time ago noted the fact that newspapers published in Egyptian dialect and in Greek printed pictures of the building and descriptions of it. The Brazilian American, published in Rio de Janeiro, has printed a full-page story depicting The Mother Church edifices and the new Publishing House and commenting, "The architectural design of the new edifice was specially studied so as to harmonize with the Church and the resulting combination has a very imposing appearance." Then followed quotations of important announcements in the various reports given at the last Annual Meeting of The Mother Church. Without mentioning the Publishing House the South Pacific Mail, published in Valparaiso, Chili, also printed a picture of the Church edifices and a description thereof, together with reference to the last Annual Meeting.

Because it has been announced that the building fund is completed so far as the amount of three million dollars which the Field was to contribute toward the new Publishing House is concerned, some Christian Scientists have assumed that the building itself is completed, and upon visiting Boston have found work inside it still going on. Section "B," the plant portion of the building, is practically finished and is occupied; Section "A," which, except for the space to be used by the Publisher of Mrs. Eddy's works, is to be utilized for the clerical departments, Trustees', Editors', Manager's and other offices, is as yet unfinished. Plastering, laying of floors, installing of tile, marble, and so on, are proceeding. Not until early in the winter will the interior of this section be complete. Visitors therefore are admitted only to Section "B," where they may see the News Room, Composing Room, Stereotype and Press Room, and Mailing Room of the Monitor, the Periodical Press Room, Composing Room, and Telegraph Room, the Photo Engraving Plant, and Production Department.

Among the Churches
September 30, 1933

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