Misses Sarah and Emma Cary House (1881)


The home of Sarah and Emma Carey, the unmarried sisters of Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz, a famous educator and the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe College, was built in 1881-1882 on Brattle Street in Cambridge. The house is an excellent example of the Stick style of architecture.

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2 Responses to Misses Sarah and Emma Cary House (1881)

  1. A. Polzin says:

    I believe this is more of a French Normandy house, not Queen Anne. You can see that in its half timber and the roof style. It’s closer to Gothic revival than Queen Anne.

  2. james a. sullivan says:

    I am interested in the life of Emma Cary for a biography on Pierre Toussaint (1774-1853); material on her life as apart from her better known sister Lizzie, wife of Prof. Agassiz.

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