Christian Science Pleasant View Home

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Christian Science Pleasant View Home
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Christian Science Pleasant View Home is located in New Hampshire
Christian Science Pleasant View Home
Christian Science Pleasant View Home is located in the United States
Christian Science Pleasant View Home
Location227 Pleasant St.
Concord, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°11′42″N 71°33′31″W / 43.19500°N 71.55861°W / 43.19500; -71.55861Coordinates: 43°11′42″N 71°33′31″W / 43.19500°N 71.55861°W / 43.19500; -71.55861
Area48 acres (19 ha)
Built1927
ArchitectArthur H. Bowditch
Landscape architectArthur A. Shurcliff
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference #84003222[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 19, 1984

The Christian Science Pleasant View Home is a historic senior citizen residential facility located at 227 Pleasant Street in Concord, New Hampshire, in the United States, It was built in 1927 by the Christian Science Board of Directors as a retirement home for aged Christian Science practitioners and other workers in the cause of Christian Science and occupies the site of "Pleasant View", Mary Baker Eddy's last home before moving to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in 1908. It is now Pleasant View Retirement, a senior independent living facility. On September 19, 1984, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

Pleasant View was Mary Baker Eddy's last home before moving to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in 1908. It was destroyed by the Christian Science Board of Directors and all evidence of it was buried.[5] The directors in 1927 built a charitable retirement home for aged Christian Science practitioners on the site. The home and the large estate on which it stood were later sold to the State of New Hampshire, which later sold the building to a secular group which operates it as a profit-making retirement home.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Mary Baker Eddy's Pleasant View in Star of Boston
  3. ^ Waymarking listing for Pleasant View with photos of the Mary Baker Eddy historical marker there
  4. ^ Pleasant View Retirement website
  5. ^ Healing the Sick a Means, Not an End

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