Avon Hill Historic District

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Avon Hill Historic District
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Arlington Street
Avon Hill Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Avon Hill Historic District
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°23′9″N 71°7′21″W / 42.38583°N 71.12250°W / 42.38583; -71.12250Coordinates: 42°23′9″N 71°7′21″W / 42.38583°N 71.12250°W / 42.38583; -71.12250
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP June 30, 1983

The Avon Hill Historic District is a residential historic district near Porter Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It consists of 44 properties, all residential, in a subdivision laid out and developed in the second half of the 19th century around the top of Avon Hill, then also known as Jones Hill. The district includes properties on Washington and Walnut Avenues, and Arlington, Lancaster, Agassiz, and Humboldt Streets in an area southeast of Upland Street and west of Massachusetts Avenue, south of the MBTA station. The houses in the district are one of the city's finest concentrations of late Victorian and Second Empire architecture.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[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 Avon Hill Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-06.