Winslow-Haskell Mansion

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Winslow-Haskell Mansion
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Winslow-Haskell Mansion is located in Massachusetts
Winslow-Haskell Mansion
Location 53 Vista Ave., Newton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′24″N 71°14′46″W / 42.34000°N 71.24611°W / 42.34000; -71.24611Coordinates: 42°20′24″N 71°14′46″W / 42.34000°N 71.24611°W / 42.34000; -71.24611
Built 1870
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
Part of Lasell Neighborhood Historic District (#86001744)
NRHP Reference # 79000362[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 25, 1979
Designated CP September 4, 1986

The Winslow-Haskell Mansion, also known locally as The Castle, is a historic house at 53 Vista Avenue in Newton, Massachusetts. The large Gothic Victorian house was built c. 1870, and enlarged and remodeled in 1882. The early construction included Gothic pointed-arch windows and vergeboard trim. Later work added Queen Anne styling, including the three-story tower, with polychrome roofing and cement-like wall surfacing. It has several ornately-decorated porches. The house was purchased in 1872 by Edwin Haskell, owner of the Boston Herald.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979,[1] and included in the Lasell Neighborhood Historic District in 1986. It was converted into a multiunit condominium in the 1980s.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Winslow-Haskell Mansion". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-23.