|Architect||Longfellow, Alden & Harlow|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Other|
|Part of||Harvard Square Historic District (#86003654)|
|NRHP reference #|||
|Added to NRHP||April 13, 1982|
|Designated CP||July 28, 1988|
Brattle Hall is a historic building at 40 Brattle Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Colonial Revival building was constructed in 1889 for the Cambridge Social Union to a design by Longfellow, Alden & Harlow. The Union was established as a social club in 1871, and moved into the adjacent William Brattle House in 1889. The hall was built to house the organization's library, and to provide a space for larger meetings and social functions. Original Dutch Colonial in character, the building acquired more of a Colonial Revival styling with the addition in 1907 of the brick ends, as designed by architect Charles Cogswell.
The building continues to serve as a social center today. It houses the Brattle Theatre, a repertory movie house operated by a local non-profit, a restaurant in its basement, and a coffee shop on its first level.
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