Mrs. Eddy had been ensconced at Pleasant View for over fifteen years when she made her move back to the Boston area. In January 1908 she and her household staff took up residence here at 400 Beacon Street. Her home was a center of activity for the Christian Science movement, and reflected her role as its Leader.
The second-floor study here closely mirrors her former work space at Pleasant View, with her desk surrounded by a bay of windows looking out onto the trees and plantings. From this study in July 1908, just months after arriving here, Mrs. Eddy directed the officers of her church to immediately set about publishing a daily newspaper. And three months later, on November 25, 1908, this is where she opened the first issue of The Christian Science Monitor.
Here the Discoverer of Christian Science continued revising the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, in what would be the final edition. Here she authorized the first translation of Science and Health into another language — German — with the English text and the translation on facing pages.
This would be Mrs. Eddy’s final home. She passed away here in her ninetieth year, on December 3, 1910.