Lechmere Point Corporation Houses

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Lechmere Point Corporation Houses
Lechmere Point Corporation Houses 1.jpg
47 Gore Street (on the left) and 25 3rd Street (on the right)
Lechmere Point Corporation Houses is located in Massachusetts
Lechmere Point Corporation Houses
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′18″N 71°4′49″W / 42.37167°N 71.08028°W / 42.37167; -71.08028Coordinates: 42°22′18″N 71°4′49″W / 42.37167°N 71.08028°W / 42.37167; -71.08028
Built 1821
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference # 82001957[1]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1982
49 Gore Street

The Lechmere Point Corporation Houses is a historic apartment rowhouse at 45-51 Gore St. and 25 3rd Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Built sometime before 1821, this 2.5 story brick and wood structure is the only surviving building to be built by the Lechmere Point Corporation, which developed East Cambridge in the early decades of the 19th century. The house was owned for a time by lawyer and politician Christopher Gore, a principal of the corporation who also speculated in area real estate. Two of the buildings (25 3rd Street and 45 Gore Street) have retained their original gable roofs, while 49 Gore Street has been raised to a full three stories and given arched windows, and 51 Gore Street has had a mansard roof added.[2]

The houses were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[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 Lechmere Point Corporation Houses". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-20.