Bennink-Douglas Cottages

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Bennink-Douglas Cottages
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Bennink-Douglas Cottages is located in Massachusetts
Bennink-Douglas Cottages
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′47″N 71°7′26″W / 42.37972°N 71.12389°W / 42.37972; -71.12389Coordinates: 42°22′47″N 71°7′26″W / 42.37972°N 71.12389°W / 42.37972; -71.12389
Built 1874
Architect Bennink,G.J.; Douglas,W.G.
Architectural style Second Empire, Other
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 19, 1986

The Bennink-Douglas Cottages are a collection of four historic workers' cottages on 35-51 Walker Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The four nearly identical mansard-roofed Second Empire cottages were built in 1874 as a speculative venture by Gerritt Bennink and William Douglas for sale as low-to-middle-cost housing for workers. Their style was typical of low-cost housing built during the 1870s throughout Cambridge. Each cottage has two units, and is symmetrically arranged around a porch with doors for both units. The mansard roof projects over the first floor, with decorative brackets in the eave underneath.[2]

The cottages were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[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 fro Bennink-Douglas Cottages". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-06.