Ash Street Historic District

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Ash Street Historic District
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Ash Street Place
Ash Street Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Ash Street Historic District
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′59″N 71°7′34″W / 42.38306°N 71.12611°W / 42.38306; -71.12611Coordinates: 42°22′59″N 71°7′34″W / 42.38306°N 71.12611°W / 42.38306; -71.12611
Built 1858
Architect Johnson,Philip; et al.
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate, International Style
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP April 13, 1982

The Ash Street Historic District is a residential historic district on Ash Street and Ash Street Place between Brattle and Mount Auburn Streets in Cambridge, Massachusetts, off Brattle Street just west of Harvard Square. The district consists of ten well-preserved houses, most of which were built between 1850 and 1890. The oldest house is an 1848 Gothic Revival cottage at 6 Ash Place; the only 20th-century building in the district is the 1941 house of noted architect Philip Johnson at 9 Ash Street. This house was designed and built while Johnson was studying at Harvard, and is one of the city's earliest International Style buildings.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Ash Street Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-05.