Lasell Neighborhood Historic District

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Lasell Neighborhood Historic District
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A house on Vista Road in the district
Lasell Neighborhood Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Lasell Neighborhood Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Woodland and Studio Rds., Aspen and Seminary Aves., and Grove St., Newton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′26″N 71°14′49″W / 42.34056°N 71.24694°W / 42.34056; -71.24694Coordinates: 42°20′26″N 71°14′49″W / 42.34056°N 71.24694°W / 42.34056; -71.24694
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Second Empire, Queen Anne
Governing body Local
MPS Newton MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP September 04, 1986

The Lasell Neighborhood Historic District is a historic district roughly bounded by Woodland and Studio Roads, Aspen and Seminary Avenue, and Grove Street in Newton, Massachusetts village of Auburndale, Massachusetts. The area includes high-quality late-19th and early-20th century housing built in the area, and includes buildings on the Lasell College, established as the Auburndale Female Seminary in 1851. The area grew as a railroad suburb in the 19th century, and saw further development pressure in the 1890s when Commonwealth Avenue was extended to Newton's western edge. A number of high quality Second Empire and Italianate house survive from the early period of development, some of which are now part of the Lasell campus, and there are a significant number of fine Colonial Revival houses in the district.[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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Lasell Neighborhood Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 

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