Beck-Warren House

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Beck-Warren House
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Beck-Warren House is located in Massachusetts
Beck-Warren House
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′21″N 71°6′54″W / 42.37250°N 71.11500°W / 42.37250; -71.11500Coordinates: 42°22′21″N 71°6′54″W / 42.37250°N 71.11500°W / 42.37250; -71.11500
Built 1833
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Greek Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 20, 1996

The Beck-Warren House, also known just as the Warren House, is an historic house on 1 Prescott Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now on the campus of Harvard University, this large Greek Revival wood frame house was built in 1833 for Professor Charles Beck. The house was purchased by Henry Clarke Warren, a Sanskrit scholar, in 1891, and by Harvard in 1899. When first acquired by the university, it was used to house the philosophy library, and then the English department. It was moved in 1900 (within its historic lot) to make room for the construction of the Harvard Union. Since 1997, it has served as offices for other Harvard organizations.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1] Most of the neighboring buildings are also listed on the National Register.[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 "Warren House". Harvard University. Retrieved 2014-03-06.