Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) March 20, 2010
About one hundred local residents of the Arcadia and surrounding Phoenix neighborhoods gathered as the sun set opposite Camelback Mountain on Friday to celebrate the designation of the L. Ron Hubbard House by The National Register of Historic Places in Washington D.C. as a "historic place worthy of preservation."
Keynote speaker Mr. Bill Runyon, historian and chairman of the L. Ron Hubbard Foundation in Washington D.C. stated: “During the almost three-year period (1952-1954) when L. Ron Hubbard lived in the suburban home, he formulated his main ideas about the soul and produced writings and lectures to help Man from a spiritual viewpoint. Here is where the religion of Scientology was born. For this reason the house has been recognized as the single most appropriate work to represent the Phoenix period of Mr. Hubbard's life and the formative years of his teachings on Scientology.”
The National Register of Historic Places in its review of the L. Ron Hubbard House wrote: “Meticulously restored to reflect the period of Hubbard’s residence, the property exhibits a high degree of historic integrity. The nomination has been accepted at the national level of significance due to the extent of Hubbard’s influence and the fact that, translated into many languages, his philosophy and religious ideas attracted followers nationally and internationally.”
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 is part of the National Historic Landmark program under the Dept. of the Interior to "Coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect America's historic and archeological resources."
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