LRH Phoenix Home

How L. Ron Hubbard’s Phoenix, AZ Home Received a Historic Designation

LRH Phoenix Home

After scrupulous restoration, the Arizona home now stands exactly like it was when he lived in it from 1952-1954. It has been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

The Phoenix, Arizona home of the Church of Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard has been completely restored and now stands as a national historic landmark. Hubbard lived in the residence, near the Camelback Mountain, back in the 1950s when he officially founded the Scientology religion. The Arizona Historical Society has bestowed the recognition upon the house.

In 1952, after spending nearly two decades researching the life force, Hubbard finally made a breakthrough discovery. He believed that he had discovered “the isolation and identification of the human spirit.” This is when he officially founded the religion of Scientology. He then went on to establish the very first Hubbard Association of Scientologists, which was located in the downtown area of Phoenix.

LRH Phoenix Home Interior

In the three years that followed, Hubbard wrote seminal scripture of the Scientology religion and gave over 600 lectures to many of the earliest Scientology students who came to Phoenix from different cities all across the globe.

Hubbard first proclaimed Scientology to the whole world in The Golden Dawn, his historic weekly public lectures series. He authored the book, Dianetics, which is the blueprint as well as the founding publication for Scientology. While residing in his home in Phoenix, he also established the Scientology religion’s fundamental axioms, symbols and codes.

After scrupulous restoration, the home now stands exactly like it was when he lived in it from 1952-1954. It holds original artifacts, photographs, and informative displays, all telling the epic tale about the origin of the only major new religious faith to emerge in the 20th century.

The Phoenix home of L. Ron Hubbard received the Arizona Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award. The home is now a landmark and is open for touring. Additionally, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

L. Ron Hubbard was named one of the 100 Most Significant Americans Of All Time By Smithsonian Magazine.


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