Trinity Neighborhood House

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Trinity Neighborhood House
Trinity Neighborhood House, East Boston MA.jpg
The Trinity Neighborhood House in 2009.
Trinity Neighborhood House is located in Massachusetts
Trinity Neighborhood House
Location East Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′49″N 71°2′22.6″W / 42.38028°N 71.039611°W / 42.38028; -71.039611Coordinates: 42°22′49″N 71°2′22.6″W / 42.38028°N 71.039611°W / 42.38028; -71.039611
Area 0.25 acres (0.10 ha)
Built 1847
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
Part of Eagle Hill Historic District (#98000149)
NRHP Reference # 92000356[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 14, 1992
Designated CP February 26, 1998

The Trinity Neighborhood House is a historic brick townhouse at 406 Meridian Street located in the Eagle Hill section of East Boston, Massachusetts.


The house was built in 1847 for entrepreneur Noah Sturtevant and was thus named the Noah Sturtevant House. In 1917, it was named the Trinity Neighborhood House and Day Nursery. Since 1888, it operated as a social service center and philanthropy of Trinity Church.[2] In 1966, the House was taken over by the East Boston Social Centers. Today, it has been converted into Section 8 housing for the disabled and formerly homeless.[3]

The House had long been a beneficiary of many notable events. On November 19, 1957, comedienne Anna Russell held a concert at Jordan Hall in Boston to benefit the House.[4] On May 8, 1958, noted archaeologist Byron Khun de Prorok gave a beneficiary lecture at the New England Mutual Hall.[5] On February 4, 1960, a screening of the film Sweet Love Remember'd starring Margaret Sullavan was scheduled to benefit the House, but due to her untimely passing, the show was cancelled. The show was replaced with Laurence Olivier's The Tumbler.[6]

In 1981, the Boston Landmarks Commission declared it a landmark and it was later added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Conte, Frank (August 19, 2012). "Boston Landmark Trinity Neighborhood House". 
  3. ^ Fox, Jeremy C. (August 17, 2011). "United Way volunteers clean up Trinity Neighborhood House". 
  4. ^ Majorie W. Sherman (August 9, 1957). "Society: Anna Russell Plans Benefit Here; Dennis Garden Tour Wednesday". Boston Globe. p. 14. 
  5. ^ "Trinity Neighborhood House and Day Nursery to Benefit From DeProrok Lecture". Boston Globe. April 8, 1951. p. 16A. 
  6. ^ Majorie W. Sherman (January 9, 1960). "Society: "The Tumbler" Substituted For Canceled Benefit Show". Boston Globe. p. 12. 

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