Shady Hill Historic District

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Shady Hill Historic District
CambridgeMA ShadyHillHD.jpg
Francis Avenue
Shady Hill Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Shady Hill Historic District
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′45″N 71°6′41″W / 42.37917°N 71.11139°W / 42.37917; -71.11139Coordinates: 42°22′45″N 71°6′41″W / 42.37917°N 71.11139°W / 42.37917; -71.11139
Area 26.5 acres (10.7 ha)
Architect Francis, Ebenezer; et al.
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 19, 1986

The Shady Hill Historic District is a historic district roughly bounded by Museum, Beacon and Holden, and Kirkland Streets, and Francis Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The district encompasses a residential area that is one of the city's most homogeneous neighborhoods of the second half of the 19th century. Located just east of the Harvard University campus, the area is characterized by large lot sizes and winding roads, with mature trees providing shade. The houses in the district are predominantly Queen Anne and Colonial Revival in character.[2]

The district was added to 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. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Shady Hill Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-23.