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 United States
Mount Pleasant (Newton, Massachusetts)
Location15 Bracebridge Rd., Newton, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°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
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #86001851 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 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 January 1997, the Wilson family, owners of Mount Pleasant, which they called "Jolly's Hollow", 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][5] The Wilsons sold the house and property in July 2018 to the Fiete family, having originally purchased it from the Scribner family in March 1966.[6][7]

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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. 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  5. ^ Luria, Sarah (27 November 2017). "The Story of Jolly's Hollow: How Conservation Land Builds Community" (PDF). Newton Conservators, and Newton Tab. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  6. ^ "15 Bracebridge Rd, Newton, MA 02459, Status: Sold". Redfin. 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Southern Middlesex Recorded/Registered Land: Wilson, Richard". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. July 26, 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2019.