Tag Archives: Harvard

Agassiz House, Radcliffe (1904)

The Elizabeth Cary Agassiz House, on the campus of Radcliffe College in Cambridge, was built in 1904 as the school’s student center. The building was named for the first president of Radcliffe, which is now part of Harvard University and … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Cambridge, Collegiate, Colonial Revival | Tagged | Comments Off on Agassiz House, Radcliffe (1904)

Greenleaf House (1859)

A Federal-style house, built in 1823, once stood at 76 Brattle Street, but was moved in 1858 to 19 Ash Street to make way for a new mansard-roofed mansion, completed in 1859. The new house was home to Mary Longfellow … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Cambridge, Houses, Second Empire | Tagged | Comments Off on Greenleaf House (1859)

53 Dunster Street, Cambridge (1841)

At 53 Dunster Street in Cambridge is a former house, built in 1841 and now owned by Harvard University. The builders, William Saunders and Stephen S. Bunker, interestingly made the house three stories, unusual for Greek Revival-style houses of the … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Cambridge, Greek Revival, Houses | Tagged | Comments Off on 53 Dunster Street, Cambridge (1841)

54 Dunster Street, Cambridge (1900)

At 54 Dunster Street in Cambridge is a former Harvard clubhouse, built in 1900 and designed by A.J. Russell. It now houses the Harvard Office of Career Services.

Share Button
Posted in Cambridge, Collegiate, Colonial Revival | Tagged | 1 Comment

Fay House, Radcliffe (1806)

Radcliffe College in Cambridge was founded in 1879 to educate women, who were then not yet allowed at Harvard. The college bought its first building in 1885: Fay House, an 1806 Federal-style mansion. Built by Nathaniel Ireland, who made iron … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Cambridge, Collegiate, Colonial Revival, Federal, Houses | Tagged , | Comments Off on Fay House, Radcliffe (1806)

Emerson Hall, Harvard (1905)

Emerson Hall, located in Harvard Yard in Cambridge, is the home of the University’s Philosophy Department. Named for Ralph Waldo Emerson, the building was designed by Guy Lowell and was completed in 1905. The noted psychologist and philosopher, William James, … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Cambridge, Collegiate, Colonial Revival, Neoclassical | Tagged | 1 Comment

Weld Hall, Harvard (1872)

According to the Official guide to Harvard University of 1907: Weld Hall, containing 53 suites of rooms, of which 22 are single and the rest double, was built in 1871-72, at a cost of about $87,000. It was given by … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Cambridge, Collegiate, Queen Anne | Tagged | Comments Off on Weld Hall, Harvard (1872)