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December 27, 2010
Visitors to Longyear’s Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses are often curious about the basements and attics of the houses, which are generally “off limits” in tours. At the historic house in Lynn, however, the basement will be available for all to see. In order to preserve the original floor plan of the upper floors, the coatroom and two new accessible restrooms are being located in the basement. This image gallery takes a look at the work that is underway to prepare for these visitor services.
December 1, 2010
This three-minute video shows the beginning stages of the construction of the new vestibule entrance to the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts.
November 22, 2010
As winter approaches, carpenters, masons, and roofers are busily working to complete repairs on the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts. As you’ll see in the following photographs, many clapboards have been repaired or replaced, and primed front and back before being installed.
October 25, 2010
Phase One of our project at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn includes a complete exterior restoration of the house, with accessibility improvements as outlined by the Massachusetts Building Code. In compliance with the building code, a fully accessible vestibule is being built on the east side of the house. This new universal entrance will include a lift to take visitors to the first floor of the house, and also to the basement, where accessible restrooms are being installed.
October 20, 2010
This two-minute video features Preservation Architect Gary Wolf and Project Manager Tom Weathers describing the process of paint removal and clapboard replacement at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts.
September 27, 2010
This two-minute online video features Preservation Architect Gary Wolf and it offers a brief introduction to the scope of the restoration efforts underway at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts. Mrs. Eddy lived in this house on Broad Street from 1875-1882, and it’s a significant landmark in American religious history.
September 27, 2010
The Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts, is currently a hard-hat zone. By the end of 2010, exterior restoration efforts will have transformed the outside of the house so that it resembles much more closely the home that Mary Baker Eddy lived in from 1875-1882.
April 19, 2010
This house on Broad Street, Lynn, Massachusetts, is a vital, major landmark in the history of Mary Baker Eddy and the Christian Science movement. Our Image Gallery depicts Longyear’s progress in restoring the house to the way we believe it looked when the Discoverer of Christian Science first laid eyes on it. This is the first of several progress reports that will appear here in the months ahead as spades break ground and exterior restoration goes forward.
March 16, 2010
With the exterior restoration work about to begin on the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, members of the Longyear Museum Historic House team recently shared what they have learned thus far from their three-year examination of the house where Mrs. Eddy lived from 1875 to 1882.
May 18, 2009
As a 2009 recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Grant, the house where Mary Glover completed her manuscript of Science and Health will receive funding to help with projects such as a new entry vestibule, accessible restrooms, and a complete exterior restoration.