Sargent's Pond

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sargent's Pond
BrooklineMA SargentsPond.jpg
The pond in winter
Sargent's Pond is located in Massachusetts
Sargent's Pond
Sargent's Pond is located in the United States
Sargent's Pond
LocationSargent Rd., Brookline, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°19′16.58″N 71°7′39.66″W / 42.3212722°N 71.1276833°W / 42.3212722; -71.1276833Coordinates: 42°19′16.58″N 71°7′39.66″W / 42.3212722°N 71.1276833°W / 42.3212722; -71.1276833
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
ArchitectSargent, Charles Sprague
MPSBrookline MRA
NRHP reference #85003314 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 17, 1985

Sargent's Pond is a man-made 3-acre (1.2 ha) pond on Sargent Road in Brookline, Massachusetts. The pond was created by Charles Sprague Sargent (best known as the first director of the Arnold Arboretum) in the late 1870s as a centerpiece of his family's extensive Holm Lea estate. Sargent's estate has since been subdivided, but the roads giving access to it run along the estate's original alignments. Sargent landscaped the estate using similar principles to those he applied at the Arboretum, with vistas and a variety of trees and shrubs. The pond was created by damming a brook. It still has naturalistic plantings around it, although some Sargent's rhododendrons (a significant draw on occasions when he opened the estate to the public) have died.[2]

The pond (along with its immediately surrounding grounds) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Sargent's Pond". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-23.