Emery Grover Building

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Emery Grover Building
Emery Grover Building, Needham MA.jpg
Emery Grover Building
Emery Grover Building is located in Massachusetts
Emery Grover Building
Location Needham, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°16′59″N 71°14′10″W / 42.28306°N 71.23611°W / 42.28306; -71.23611Coordinates: 42°16′59″N 71°14′10″W / 42.28306°N 71.23611°W / 42.28306; -71.23611
Built 1898
Architect Whitman & Hood
Architectural style Renaissance, Other
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP August 20, 1987

The Emery Grover Building is a historic structure at 1330 Highland Avenue in downtown Needham, Massachusetts. It currently houses administration offices for the Needham Public Schools, including the office of Daniel E. Gutekanst, Superintendent of Schools.[2]

Built in 1898 in the Italian Renaissance Revival architectural style from a design by Whitman & Hood, the symmetrical tan brick building features an upper arcade of six Georgian Revival windows, an arched center entrance stoop flanked by multi-paned Diocletian windows, arched wings, and a curved pediment dormer crown sporting the Needham Public Schools seal.

The Emery Grover Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[3]

In 2010, the Boston architectural firm of Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype Inc. conducted a feasibility study for the building's restoration and renovation as a downtown senior center. The firm estimated the rehabilitation cost at $8.6 million, $2.5 million of which could come from the Community Preservation Act.[4][5]

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