The office of Boston’s Mayor has posted a positive item on his website called Mayor Menino Announces Christian Science Church Complex Awarded Landmark Designation by Boston Landmarks Commission.
The article includes the following “good vibes” about the site known to Christian Scientists worldwide as the home of The Mother Church.
“The Christian Science Church has been a committed steward of this heavily visited Boston site…” – Mayor Menino
“It is notable that this is the first designation by the BLC that includes prominent work by living contemporary designers…” Susan Pranger, Chair of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC).
“The outpouring of support for this designation shows how positively the public feels about the Christian Science Center,” Sarah D. Kelly, Executive Director of the Boston Preservation Alliance.
“The Christian Science Center is one of the most prominent and successful modern urban complexes in the world,” said David Fixler, President of the New England Chapter of Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement.
The Press Release also included a comment by Michael Pabst, from The Christian Science Board of Directors:
“For over a century, the church has been a part of the history of Boston and contributed to this city’s beauty, inspiration and progress. We look forward to continuing to improve the Christian Science Plaza and to providing places for quiet contemplation and active enjoyment for the public (at the site).”
Here is a photo I took of the Christian Science Center (“Centre” to us Brits!) during one of those more “quiet contemplation” moments, on a trip there last year.