1980Cardinal Cushing Villa was purchased by the Unification Church headed by Reverend Sun Myung Moon.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Religion

Boston Sunday Globe Article, “Leo Alper tells it as he sees it.” The Paul B. Kenyon Papers, [Box 5, Folder 3], Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.
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The property was owned by a Connecticut-based order of nuns and was bought by a “straw” third party, just like another Gloucester building at 250 Washington Street. Some problems ensued, with a few citizens harassing the new residents.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Cushing villa on the harbor all but sold." May 3, 1980.
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