Susan B. Anthony Slept Here, A Guide to American Women’s Landmarks
Sherr, Lynn and Jurate Kazickas. Susan B. Anthony Slept Here, A Guide to American Women’s Landmarks. New York: Times Books, 1994.
The introduction to this illustrated Guide to American Women’s Landmarks tells the history and process of listing 2,000 “sites associated with women’s achievements” (vii). “Why bother preserving a house, putting up a monument, marking a grave?” (x) That’s a question many Christian Scientists have also asked. Mary Baker Eddy is included here as one of “America’s best-known women” (x). Some of the information on the sites is dated, as names and owners have changed since 1994. Eddy’s locations, by state, include her Bow birthplace and New Hampshire homes, as well as Massachusetts properties and homes: Longyear Museum (here called the Mary Baker Eddy Museum) which highlights a Cyrus Dallin bronze of Eddy not displayed since Longyear moved in 2000; The First Church of Christ, Scientist (known as The Mother Church); and the Boston house at 385 Commonwealth Ave. (designated “private” since not open to the public). Other Eddy houses owned by Longyear are periodically open to the public. These are located in Amesbury MA, Lynn MA, Newton MA (commonly known as Chestnut Hill), Swampscott MA, Concord NH, Franklin NH, North Groton NH and Rumney NH. One can also visit Eddy’s memorial tomb at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge MA.
ISBN-13 (Softcover): 978-0812922233