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         [The Globe, Toronto, Canada, January 12, 1895]

         [Extract]

15    CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS

         DEDICATION TO THE FOUNDER OF THE ORDER OF A BEAUTIFUL

         CHURCH AT BOSTON — MANY TORONTO SCIENTISTS PRESENT

18    The Christian Scientists of Toronto, to the number of

         thirty, took part in the ceremonies at Boston last Sunday

         and for the day or two following, by which the members

21    of that faith all over North America celebrated the dedica-

         tion of the church constructed in the great New England

         capital as a testimonial to the Discoverer and Founder of

24    Christian Science, Rev. Mary Baker Eddy.

         The temple is believed to be the most nearly fire-proof

         church structure on the continent, the only combustible


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1      material used in its construction being that used in the

         doors and pews. A striking feature of the church is a

3      beautiful apartment known as the “Mother’s Room,”

         which is approached through a superb archway of Italian

         marble set in the wall. The furnishing of the “Mother’s

6      Room” is described as “particularly beautiful, and blends

         harmoniously with the pale green and gold decoration of the

         walls. The floor is of mosaic in elegant designs, and two

9      alcoves are separated from the apartment by rich hangings

         of deep green plush, which in certain lights has a shimmer

         of silver. The furniture frames are of white mahogany

12    in special designs, elaborately carved, and the upholstery

         is in white and gold tapestry. A superb mantel of Mexican

         onyx with gold decoration adorns the south wall, and before

15    the hearth is a large rug composed entirely of skins of the

         eider-dawn duck, brought from the Arctic regions. Pic-

         tures and bric-a-brac everywhere suggest the tribute of

18    loving friends. One of the two alcoves is a retiring-room

         and the other a lavatory in which the plumbing is all

         heavily plated with gold.”




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