The Dutch House

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The Dutch House
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The Dutch House is located in Massachusetts
The Dutch House
Location 20 Netherlands Rd., Brookline, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′09″N 71°06′45″W / 42.33593°N 71.11245°W / 42.33593; -71.11245Coordinates: 42°20′09″N 71°06′45″W / 42.33593°N 71.11245°W / 42.33593; -71.11245
Built 1893
Architectural style Dutch High Renaissance
Governing body Private
MPS Brookline MRA
NRHP Reference # 86000093[1]
Added to NRHP January 24, 1986

The Dutch House is a historic multi-unit residential building at 20 Netherlands Road in Brookline, Massachusetts. This four-story brick building was originally built as an exhibition hall at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, where it served as the Dutch Cocoa House. It is a close copy of the Franeker City Hall in Franeker, Netherlands. The door frame, embellished with stone animals, is a replica of the Enkhuizen Orphanage. After the fair ended, the Dutch High Renaissance style building was dismantled brick by brick and reconstructed at its present location. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Netherlands Road was named in honor of the house. Because it was built in the Netherlands and is a copy of a Dutch building, it is considered one of the finest examples of Dutch High Renaisssance styling in the nation.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for The Dutch House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Federal Writers' Project. The WPA Guide to Massachusetts. (reprint of the 1937 edition, with a new introduction by Jane Holtz Kay. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983.