Codman Square District

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Codman Square District
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Codman Square District is located in Massachusetts
Codman Square District
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°17′25″N 71°4′16″W / 42.29028°N 71.07111°W / 42.29028; -71.07111Coordinates: 42°17′25″N 71°4′16″W / 42.29028°N 71.07111°W / 42.29028; -71.07111
Built 1806
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Classical Revival, Federal
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 83000602[1]
Added to NRHP June 23, 1983

The Codman Square District is a historic district in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It consists of four of the most prominent properties facing the main Codman Square intersection, where Talbot Avenue and Washington Street cross. The area has a long history as a major civic center in Dorchester, and is now one of the large neighborhoods major commercial hubs. The properties in the district include the 1806 Congregational Church, the 1904 Codman Square branch of the Boston Public Library, the former Girls Latin Academy building (built 1900 as Dorchester High School), and the Lithgow Building, a commercial brick structure at the southeast corner of the junction that was built in 1899.[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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Codman Square District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-08-01.