Joseph Lovering House

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Joseph Lovering House
Joseph Lovering House in Cambridge Ma.jpg
Joseph Lovering House is located in Massachusetts
Joseph Lovering House
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′36″N 71°6′48″W / 42.37667°N 71.11333°W / 42.37667; -71.11333Coordinates: 42°22′36″N 71°6′48″W / 42.37667°N 71.11333°W / 42.37667; -71.11333
Built 1839
Architect Hastings,Oliver; Brooks,Luther
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP September 12, 1986

The Joseph Lovering House is an historic house at 38 Kirkland Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The 2.5 story Greek Revival wood frame house was built in 1839 by Oliver Hastings, a high-profile local builder (whose own mansion is now a National Historic Landmark), in conjunction with Luther Brooks, owner of the next-door house. It was purchased in 1843 by Joseph Lovering, a math professor at Harvard University, and remained in his family until 1941. After serving for a number of years as part of a nursing home, the house was acquired by Harvard in 1961.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1] It currently houses Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Joseph Lovering House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 

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