Rufus Lamson House

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Rufus Lamson House
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Rufus Lamson House is located in Massachusetts
Rufus Lamson House
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′3″N 71°5′39″W / 42.36750°N 71.09417°W / 42.36750; -71.09417Coordinates: 42°22′3″N 71°5′39″W / 42.36750°N 71.09417°W / 42.36750; -71.09417
Built 1854
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference # 82001955[1]
Added to NRHP April 13, 1982

Rufus Lamson House is an historic house at 72-74 Hampshire Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a few blocks from the Lamson Place.

The house was apparently built and owned by Rufus Lamson (October 2, 1809 - July 13, 1879) and then inherited by his widow[2] Mary Jane Lamson (Butler) (1812 - Unknown) whom he married[3] at Boston, on Thanksgiving Eve, 1832. Rufus Lamson was a stone mason and a large holder of real estate, known for his liberal treatment of the landlord and tenant relation. He was a member of the Universalist Church in Cambridge and served as an assessor for the city for twenty-two years.[4]

Rufus Lamson and his son, Rufus William Lamson (1833 - 1912) ran a firm Rufus Lamson & Son[5] that built many of the substantial brick structures now standing in Cambridgeport.

The house was 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. ^ [1] Cambridge Chronicle 07/19/1879-01.2.28 Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  3. ^ [2] The Universalist: 1832-1833, Volume 1. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  4. ^ [3] "Rufus Lamson" in Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 3 (Google eBook). Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  5. ^ [4] Cambridge Chronicle 09/07/1912-01.2.4 Retrieved June 12, 2013.