Lovell Block

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Lovell Block
Lovell Block, 1853 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA - IMG 4637.JPG
Lovell Block is located in Massachusetts
Lovell Block
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°23′16.1″N 71°7′8.4″W / 42.387806°N 71.119000°W / 42.387806; -71.119000Coordinates: 42°23′16.1″N 71°7′8.4″W / 42.387806°N 71.119000°W / 42.387806; -71.119000
Built 1882
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP June 30, 1983

The Lovell Block is an historic residential and commercial building at 1853 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The three story brick building was built in 1882 by Andrew Jackson Lovell, with two specific commercial tenants in mind. One was his own grocery business, and the other was the North Cambridge Post Office. The upper floors contained a total of four well-appointed residential flats. The building was an early instance of a mixed-use residential-commercial structure, at a time when most lower-income housing was tenement-style, and the idea of higher-quality residential rental property was relatively new.[2]

The block was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[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 Lovell Block". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-20.