Edmund Fowle House

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Edmund Fowle House
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Edmund Fowle House, Watertown, Massachusetts
Edmund Fowle House is located in Massachusetts
Edmund Fowle House
Location 26-28 Marshall St., Watertown, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′6″N 71°10′51″W / 42.36833°N 71.18083°W / 42.36833; -71.18083Coordinates: 42°22′6″N 71°10′51″W / 42.36833°N 71.18083°W / 42.36833; -71.18083
Built 1772
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 77000189[1]
Added to NRHP November 11, 1977

The Edmund Fowle House is a historic house and local history museum at 28 Marshall Street in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA. Built in 1722, it is the second oldest surviving house in Watertown (after the Browne House, built c. 1698). Watertown was the seat of Massachusetts government during the British occupation of Boston in the American Revolution. The committees of the 2nd and 3rd Provincial Congress met in this house from April 22 to July 19, 1775, and the Executive Committee met here from July 19, 1775, to September 18, 1776.

The house was built by Edmund Fowle (1747-1821) and originally located on Mount Auburn St., then called Mill St. In 1776 the Treaty of Watertown, the first treaty signed between the newly formed United States of America and a foreign power, the St. John's and Mi'kmaq First Nations of Nova Scotia, was signed in this house.

Sturgis and Brigham Architects (Charles Brigham and John Hubbard Sturgis) purchased the house in 1871, moved it to its present Marshall St. address and converted it into a two family residence. The Historical Society of Watertown purchased the house in 1922.

The Historical Society was awarded $500,000 in 2004 and another $200,000 in 2006 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the restoration of the Edmund Fowle House.[2] The grand re-opening of the house took place in May 2008.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Fowle House Restoration". Watertown Historical Society. Retrieved 2014-04-08. 

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