Despite occasional public appearances, the Leader of Christian Science led an increasingly private life, out of the limelight, in her home at Concord, New Hampshire, and later at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
In 1891, after living for two years in a leased house in downtown Concord, Mrs. Eddy was seeking privacy, peace, and quiet. She found what she was looking for in a more secluded house on Pleasant Street at the outskirts of the city. She purchased it, remodeled it to accommodate herself and her growing household, and named it “Pleasant View.” In June 1892 she moved in. Here she lived for the fifteen eventful years that followed.
The center of that home was her private study, which one staff member called her “work room.” Seven days a week in this room, her time was devoted to work and prayer for her Cause.
Snapshots at Pleasant View show her writing intently, seated in a large easy chair beside a desk piled with reference books, work in progress, pens, ink, a vase of pencils. Behind her, a bookcase is stuffed with manuscripts and other papers.
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