Langmaid Building

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Langmaid Building
SomervilleMA LangmaidBuilding.jpg
Langmaid Building is located in Massachusetts
Langmaid Building
Langmaid Building is located in the US
Langmaid Building
Location Somerville, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°23′7″N 71°5′45″W / 42.38528°N 71.09583°W / 42.38528; -71.09583Coordinates: 42°23′7″N 71°5′45″W / 42.38528°N 71.09583°W / 42.38528; -71.09583
Architect John Pickering Putnam
Architectural style Second Empire
MPS Somerville MPS
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP September 18, 1989

The Langmaid Building is a historic multiunit residence building at 48– 52 Highland Avenue in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. The brick rowhouse was one of several Second Empire multiunit buildings built in the late 1870s and early 1880s by Samuel Langmaid and other members of his family. This particular series of units has decorative panel brick insets, and the characteristic slate mansard roof. This building was the first to be built of brick in the area, marking a shift away from wood frame construction that dominated the area.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Langmaid Building". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-03.