R. H. Stearns Building

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R. H. Stearns House
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R.H. Stearns Building on Temple Place and Tremont Street in 1914 from Rossiter's book Days and ways in old Boston, 3rd ed. Boston: R.H. Stearns and Company, 1914
R. H. Stearns Building is located in Boston
R. H. Stearns Building
R. H. Stearns Building is located in Massachusetts
R. H. Stearns Building
R. H. Stearns Building is located in the US
R. H. Stearns Building
Location 140 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°21′20.4″N 71°3′45.5″W / 42.355667°N 71.062639°W / 42.355667; -71.062639Coordinates: 42°21′20.4″N 71°3′45.5″W / 42.355667°N 71.062639°W / 42.355667; -71.062639
Area less than one acre
Built 1909
Architect Parker,Thomas & Rice; Wells Bros. Co.
Architectural style Beaux Arts
NRHP Reference # 80000671[1]
Added to NRHP June 16, 1980

The R. H. Stearns Building is an 11 story residence building (with shops at ground level) at 140 Tremont Street in Boston. It was built in 1909 for the businessman R. H. Stearns and his company and was the home of the R. H. Stearn and Company department store[2] until its demise in 1978.

The Stearns store had been in many locations in Boston before finally settling in its new building and headquarters at 140 Tremont Street.[2]

Since 1886 Stearns & Co. occupied and leased a re-modeled building on the site of the old Boston Masonic Temple, until it was completely torn down and the new R.H. Stearns building put up in 1908.[2]

R. H. Stearns and Company ceased operations on 1978, and the building was converted to 140 studio and one bedroom apartments for older adults and people with disabilities. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places as R. H. Stearns House in 1980.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Rossiter, William Sidney, ed., Days and ways in old Boston, 3rd ed. Boston: R.H. Stearns and Company, 1914.
  3. ^ "RHF Communities – The Stearns – Frequently Asked Questions". Retirement Housing Foundation. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 

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