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    Helen Goodall’s home, 1537 Jackson St., Oakland California

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    ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke from this balcony during the nineteen-day Feast held in Mrs. Goodall’s home

    This house was the site of many early California Bahá’í events, including many gatherings during ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit to California.

    The Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, California, site of one of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s addresses, the full text of which was printed in the special edition of the Palo Altan newspaper

    The country estate of George and Phoebe Hearst. Mrs. Hearst entertained ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and a number of influential people in California society here, in October, 1912. Later, this building became the clubhouse of the Castlewood Country Club.

    House at 1815 California Avenue in San Francisco, which was ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s base of operations during His October stay in California.

    1893 Columbian Exposition - First Public Mention of the Bahá’í Faith in America

    Xasmin House, Palo Alto, California, where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá had luncheon with the President of Stanford University, David Starr Jordan, after addressing the entire student body and faculty at Stanford.

    This church is located at Franklin and Geary Streets, in San Francisco, California. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá addressed this congregation on Sunday, October 6, 1912. (Photo graciously provided by the church archivist in 1977)

    Rare photo of the first Baha'i House of Worship in Ashkhabad , Turkestan. Confiscated by the communist government, then years later destroyed in an earthquake in the 1960's.

    Opened in 1891 at the corners of North Broad and Berks streets, the Baptist Temple was one of the largest Protestant churches in the United States and the dream of Temple University founder and Baptist minister Russell Conwell. It has long been a Philadelphia landmark and serves as a historic cornerstone of Temple’s North Philadelphia campus.” It’s function as a religious meeting place ended when its space was converted for use by the faculty and students of Temple University.

    This is “Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá would leave the automobile and walk along the shore, then stand and watch the ducks swim toward Him. In the background is the marble arch, called “Portals of the Past,” from the Towne family mansion.

    House built by Josephine Hall Clark where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave a talk and blessed the home saying, ‘God willing, it will always be a Mashriqu’l-Adhkar’. Mrs. Clark sitting on the steps with her dog ‘Prince’. This home is now owned by the Spiritual Assembly of Denver.

    Rare colorized postcard from the first Baha'i House of Worship in Ashkhabad Turkmenistan. This house of worship was confiscated by the communists , and later destroyed by an earthquake.

    As simple as this.

    Interview with Jalan Sahba

    Painting of Abdu'l Baha by Duffy Sheridan. I believe this painting is displayed at the Baha'i World Center, located on the side of Mount Carmel in Haifa Israel.

    Baha’i Heroes & Heroines: Keith Ransom-Kehler – First Woman Hand of the Cause, First American Baha’i Martyr She was died in Iran because she was teaching people the ways of Baha'i and caught smallpox from cuddling a small child who was recovering from the disease.

    Genealogy from Adam through the Baha'i Faith.

    Lua Getsinger Explains her Soul Chart - The Badi Blog