House at 170 Otis Street

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House at 170 Otis Street
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House at 170 Otis Street is located in Massachusetts
House at 170 Otis Street
Location 170 Otis St., Newton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′46″N 71°12′55″W / 42.34611°N 71.21528°W / 42.34611; -71.21528Coordinates: 42°20′46″N 71°12′55″W / 42.34611°N 71.21528°W / 42.34611; -71.21528
Built 1870
Architect Hammatt Billings
Architectural style Second Empire, Mansard
Governing body Private
MPS Newton MRA
NRHP Reference #

86001819

[1]
Added to NRHP September 04, 1986

The House at 170 Otis Street in Newton, Massachusetts is a rare local work of the nationally known Boston architect Hammatt Billings. The two story Second Empire house was built in 1870-71 for Charles Ellis and Emma Claflin Ellis, the daughter of William Claflin, then Governor of Massachusetts, whose own home (no longer extant) was in Newtonville. The house's most prominent feature is its mansard-roofed 2 1/2 story tower, topped with iron cresting.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[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 House at 170 Otis Street". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-14.