Follen Street Historic District

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Follen Street Historic District
CambridgeMA FollenStreetHD 01.jpg
North side of Follen Street
Follen Street Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Follen Street Historic District
Follen Street Historic District is located in the US
Follen Street Historic District
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′43″N 71°7′24″W / 42.37861°N 71.12333°W / 42.37861; -71.12333Coordinates: 42°22′43″N 71°7′24″W / 42.37861°N 71.12333°W / 42.37861; -71.12333
Architect Longfellow,Alden & Harlow; Et al.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Greek Revival, Late Victorian
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 19, 1986

The Follen Street Historic District is a historic district in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just northwest of the Cambridge Common. Follen Street is a quiet residential street, isolated from through streets by large masonry buildings that front on Waterford Street and Garden Street. All but three of the houses on the street were built no later than 1900, and show a remarkable quality of workmanship, despite being diverse in their styles. A number of the houses are specifically associated with educators, including a number of Harvard University professors. The Edwin Abbot House at 1 Follen Street. is now the main building of the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and is separately listed on the National Register. Other houses listed separately include the Theodore W. Richards House at 15 Follen, the Second Waterhouse House at 9 Follen, and 10 Follen Street.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Follen Street Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-07.