Maria Baldwin House

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Maria Baldwin House
CambridgeMA MariaBaldwinHouse 2.jpg
The Maria Baldwin House is the left side of the duplex
Maria Baldwin House is located in Massachusetts
Maria Baldwin House
Location 196 Prospect Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′12″N 71°6′4″W / 42.37000°N 71.10111°W / 42.37000; -71.10111Coordinates: 42°22′12″N 71°6′4″W / 42.37000°N 71.10111°W / 42.37000; -71.10111
Built 1892
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76000272
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 11, 1976[1]
Designated NHL May 11, 1976[2]

The Maria Baldwin House is a National Historic Landmark located at 196 Prospect Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. It is a private home, and not open to the public.

The house is the northern half of a 19th-century two-family house, notable for its associations with educator Maria Louise Baldwin (1856–1922). It was her home when she served as the first female African-American principal in a Massachusetts school at Cambridge's Agassiz Grammar School (from 1916 onwards). As master, she supervised 12 teachers, all white, who presided over a 98% white student body. The Agassiz School has since been renamed the Maria Baldwin School in her honor.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Maria Baldwin House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  3. ^ Lynne Gomez Graves (February 3, 1976). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Maria Baldwin House PDF (32 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 4 photos, exterior, from 1975 PDF (32 KB)