April 12, 1879—The first meeting It was a modest beginning for a worldwide Church, in the cozy parlor of a small rooming house overlooking Broad Street, in Lynn, Massachusetts. There, in the crimson-car-peted room with a bay window, gray wallpaper, white lace curtains, and walnut furniture, Mary Baker Eddy and some 14 of her students had gathered for a meeting of the Christian Scientist Association.
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