Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Augusta E. Stetson Residence
Augusta Emma Stetson residence designed by Hunt & Hunt c. 1905 at 7 West 96th Street in New York City. Stetson helped organize the First Church of Christ, Scientist in NYC in 1887 under direction from Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, and helped finance the construction of the First Church at the corner of Central Park West and West 96th Street c. 1899. Her house was built behind the church itself, a piece of which can be seen on the right side of the photograph. In 1909 she was excommunicated on charges of insubordination and false teachings. Stetson died in 1928 and the residence was demolished and replaced with an apartment house in 1930. Click HERE to see the First Church on google street view.