Graffam Development Historic District

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Graffam Development Historic District
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Abbottsford Road
Graffam Development Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Graffam Development Historic District
Graffam Development Historic District is located in the US
Graffam Development Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Abbottsford Rd., Babcock St., Manchester, and Naples Rds., Brookline, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′56″N 71°7′4″W / 42.34889°N 71.11778°W / 42.34889; -71.11778Coordinates: 42°20′56″N 71°7′4″W / 42.34889°N 71.11778°W / 42.34889; -71.11778
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built 1895
Architect Greenleaf and Cobb,et al.
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne
MPS Brookline MRA
NRHP Reference #

85003271

[1]
Added to NRHP October 17, 1985

The Graffam Development Historic District encompasses the best-preserved portion of a historic residential subdivision, platted and built between 1894 and 1907. The land was purchased by Peter Graffam, who built a variety of Queen Anne and Colonial Revival houses on Babcock Street, Abbottsford Road, Manchester Road, Stedman Street, and Naples Road in Brookline, Massachusetts. Graffam also developed Osborne Street, but most of its houses have since been modified, losing historic integrity.[2] The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[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 Graffam Development Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-15.