Mount Pleasant (Newton, Massachusetts)

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Mount Pleasant
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Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant (Newton, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Mount Pleasant (Newton, Massachusetts)
Mount Pleasant (Newton, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Mount Pleasant (Newton, Massachusetts)
Location 15 Bracebridge Rd., Newton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°19′53″N 71°12′8″W / 42.33139°N 71.20222°W / 42.33139; -71.20222Coordinates: 42°19′53″N 71°12′8″W / 42.33139°N 71.20222°W / 42.33139; -71.20222
Built 1856
Architectural style Italianate
MPS Newton MRA
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP September 04, 1986

Mount Pleasant is a historic estate house at 15 Bracebridge Road in Newton, Massachusetts. The two story wood frame house was built c. 1856 by Roswell Turner, a major land owner and real estate developer in the Newton Centre area. It is a well-preserved example of the academic Italianate style, with a three-bay facade and hip roof with a small gable over the centered entry, and a three-story turret. The property was owned for many of the later years of the 19th century by Charles S. Davis, another major force in the development of Newton Centre.[2]

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

In the early 1990s, the Wilson family, owners of Mount Pleasant, donated 0.5 acres of the wooded portion of their property to the City of Newton for the creation of the Wilson Conservation Area.[3] In 2012, the Wilsons donated to the Newton Conservators a conservation restriction to preserve an additional 1.5 acres of their land.[4]

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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 Mount Pleasant". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Wilson Conservation Area". City of Newton Conservation Commission. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Wilson Conservation Lands". Newton Conservators. Retrieved 19 December 2016.