Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory

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Sears Tower-Harvard Observatory
Sears Tower-Harvard Observatory - 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA - IMG 4028.JPG
Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory is located in Massachusetts
Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′53.26″N 71°7′42.13″W / 42.3814611°N 71.1283694°W / 42.3814611; -71.1283694Coordinates: 42°22′53.26″N 71°7′42.13″W / 42.3814611°N 71.1283694°W / 42.3814611; -71.1283694
Built 1843
Architect Rogers,Isaiah
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP February 26, 1987

The Sears Tower—Harvard Observatory is an historic astronomical observatory that is part of Harvard Observatory and is located at 60 Garden Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now just a portion of the observatory's Building A, the Sears Tower is the oldest portion of the complex, designed by Isaiah Rogers and constructed in 1843. This structure is a square brick building, with a projecting cornice and a Greek Revival entrance framed by pilasters. The dome was equipped with a 15-inch telescope, the state of the art at the time.[2]

The tower was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Sears Tower-Harvard Observatory". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-23.