Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson House

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Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson House
Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson House - 29 Buckingham Street, Cambridge, MA - IMG 4040.JPG
Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson House is located in Massachusetts
Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson House
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′49″N 71°7′50″W / 42.38028°N 71.13056°W / 42.38028; -71.13056Coordinates: 42°22′49″N 71°7′50″W / 42.38028°N 71.13056°W / 42.38028; -71.13056
Built 1880
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #

82001948

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Added to NRHP April 13, 1982

The Col. Thomas Wentworth Higginson House is a historic house at 29 Buckingham Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is named after author, minister, and abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who had it built and lived there for a time.[2]

The house was built in 1880 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1] It was the first home that Higginson ever owned. As he wrote to his sister shortly after moving in, "It is such inexpressible happiness to have at last a permanent home."[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Susan. Literary Trail of Greater Boston. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000: 119. ISBN 0-618-05013-2
  3. ^ Brenda Wineapple. White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. New York: Knopf, 2008: 226–227. ISBN 978-1-4000-4401-6.