Dome of the Christian Science Church, Boston MA

Rebecca Bryson

Gardner, United States

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Shot with Nikon D3000 Nikkor 55-200mm
102mm F/4.5 1/1000 ISO100
A brief history
The Original Edifice and the Extension
From the inside flap of the dust jacket of Building of The Mother Church by Joseph Armstrong and Margaret Williamson, © 1980, The Christian Science Publishing Society. Used with permission.

In September 1892, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, deeded a plot of land in Boston’s Back Bay to the newly formed Christian Science Board of Directors with the stipulation that a church edifice be completed within five years.

The first stones were laid at the end of 1893. After overcoming obstacles that seemed insurmountable—such as lack of time and funding—members held their first service in the completed building on December 30, the last Sunday of 1894.

Soon the church edifice was no longer large enough to seat its growing congregation. The members rose to the challenge once again, and, at the 1902 Annual Meeting of The Mother Church, they voted to build an Extension to accommodate four to five thousand. The finished Extension was dedicated June 10, 1906

© 2010 Rebecca Bryson. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized use prohibited. My work does NOT belong to the public domain. It may not be used in any way, shape or form without my prior written permission

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