Richard Holbrook Houses

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Richard Holbrook Houses
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Richard Holbrook Houses is located in Massachusetts
Richard Holbrook Houses
Richard Holbrook Houses is located in USA
Richard Holbrook Houses
Location 29-31 Heard St., Waltham, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′34″N 71°13′51″W / 42.37611°N 71.23083°W / 42.37611; -71.23083Coordinates: 42°22′34″N 71°13′51″W / 42.37611°N 71.23083°W / 42.37611; -71.23083
Built 1844
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Waltham MRA
NRHP Reference # 89001565[1]
Added to NRHP September 28, 1989

The Richard Holbrook Houses are a pair of joined historic houses at 29 and 31 Heard Street in Waltham, Massachusetts. Both are 1-1/2 story Greek Revival cottages, that once had detailed styling, which has since been lost or sided over. The two houses were built in 1844 by Richard Holbrook, a housewright, and are rare surviving examples of a once-common form. The houses went through separate ownerships until 1892, when Patrick Welch acquired the second after acquiring the first in 1886. He was probably responsible for building the central connecting section.[2]

The houses were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Richard Holbrook Houses". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-27.