On this page, you will find all the latest news about the restoration of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House at 400 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Mrs. Eddy lived here from 1908 to 1910 — this was her final home. Learn more about the house’s history here.

The articles below offer a firsthand look at some of the maintenance work that has occurred at this property since 2010, as well as news from a modest restoration project that began in Fall 2015. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider donating to the 400 Beacon Street Restoration Fund.

  • New Gas Line at 400 Beacon Street Completed

    October 10, 2016

    In August 2015, Longyear’s facilities manager John Alioto noticed that the cast-iron gas line to 400 Beacon Street was showing signs of rust. Installed in 1907 as the house was being remodeled prior to Mary Baker Eddy’s arrival, the line had seen over a century of use, and an inspection by the local utilities company confirmed that it was badly pitted and ripe for replacement.
  • Major Donation of Original Furniture

    February 20, 2017

    In case you missed our announcement in last fall's Report to Members, Longyear received nearly 150 pieces of original furniture from Mary Baker Eddy's last home at 400 Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill. This generous donation came from The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. The furniture was delivered over a series of days last August.
  • Antique Stoves Restored at 400 Beacon Street

    June 28, 2016

  • Members' Night Features 400 Beacon Street Restoration

    February 17, 2016

    On Friday evening, February 12, Longyear Trustee H. Reid Wagstaff welcomed guests and introduced preservation architect Gary Wolf at a Longyear Members’ event held at the Museum. The evening was an update on restoration plans for Mary Baker Eddy’s former residence at 400 Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Mr. Wolf, who worked with Longyear on the restoration of Mrs.
  • Phase One: 400 Beacon Street Restoration Begins

    September 14, 2015

    With the completion of the restoration of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 2014, Longyear Museum and its team of preservation consultants have turned their attention to Mrs. Eddy’s last home at 400 Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
  • Longyear Receives $500,000 Grant for Chestnut Hill House

    July 13, 2015

    The Massachusetts Cultural Council has awarded Longyear Museum a Cultural Facilities Fund grant of $500,000 toward the restoration of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
  • Restoration of 400 Beacon Cupola

    October 06, 2014

    The cupola at the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House in Chestnut Hill is a beautiful window into the lives of the staff who lived and worked with Mrs. Eddy. The eight-sided room has an exit door to the roof and affords panoramic views of the eight-acre grounds as well as the hills to the south and west.
  • Restoration of Steam Heat at Chestnut Hill

    The old boiler in the basement of 400 Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill.
    June 02, 2014

    The following article was written by Longyear’s Facilities Manager, John Alioto. Much of his work involves caring for the Museum’s eight Mary Baker Eddy Historic Houses. This story about the steam heating system in Mrs.