Harding House-Walker Missionary Home

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Harding House-Walker Missionary Home
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Harding House-Walker Missionary Home is located in Massachusetts
Harding House-Walker Missionary Home
Location 161-163 Grove St., Newton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′30″N 71°15′3″W / 42.34167°N 71.25083°W / 42.34167; -71.25083Coordinates: 42°20′30″N 71°15′3″W / 42.34167°N 71.25083°W / 42.34167; -71.25083
Built 1850
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
Part of Walker Home for Missionary Children (#90000047)
MPS Newton MRA
NRHP Reference # 86001810[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 04, 1986
Designated CP June 4, 1992

The Harding House-Walker Missionary Home is a historic house at 161-163 Grove Street in the Auburndale village of Newton, Massachusetts. The 2.5 story wood frame house was built c. 1850, and is a well preserved example of Italianate styling. It was built for Rev. Sewell Harding, a significant early speculator in Auburndale real estate. Harding sold the house in the 1860s; after serving as a dormitory for Lasell Junior College for several decades, it was acquired in 1925 by the Walker Home for Missionary Children, an organization established by Harding's daughter, Eliza Walker.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986,[1] and included in the listing of the Walker Home complex in 1992.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Harding House-Walker Missionary Home". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-13.