Kirkland Place Historic District

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Kirkland Place Historic District
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Houses on Kirkland Place
Kirkland Place Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Kirkland Place Historic District
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′41″N 71°6′51″W / 42.37806°N 71.11417°W / 42.37806; -71.11417Coordinates: 42°22′41″N 71°6′51″W / 42.37806°N 71.11417°W / 42.37806; -71.11417
Built 1839
Architect Cutler,Isaac; Et al.
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate, Other
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 19, 1986

The Kirkland Place Historic District is a historic district on Kirkland Place in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The district, which abuts the Harvard University campus to the west, contains an architecturally cohesive and distinctive set of seven houses, six of which were completed before 1857. Four houses were designed by Isaac Cutler, who laid out Kirkland Place in 1855. The make way for these four houses, Cutler moved an 1839 Greek Revival house, now 14 Kirkland Place, to the back of its lot. Cutler's houses (numbers 9, 10, 12, and 13) are all Italianate houses with brackets. The Loring-Pierce House at 4 Kirkland Place is an 1856 Second Empire house designed by local architect Horace Greenough, and is the only one of his designs to survive in the city. The seventh house, a brick house built in 1921 to a design by Ernest Seavern, is small and set back, not intruding on its older neighbors.[2]

The district 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. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Kirkland Place Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-20.