William Ingersoll Bowditch House

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William Ingersoll Bowditch House
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William Ingersoll Bowditch House is located in Massachusetts
William Ingersoll Bowditch House
Location 9 Toxteth St., Brookline, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′8″N 71°7′1″W / 42.33556°N 71.11694°W / 42.33556; -71.11694Coordinates: 42°20′8″N 71°7′1″W / 42.33556°N 71.11694°W / 42.33556; -71.11694
Built 1843
Architectural style Greek Revival, Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Brookline MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP October 17, 1985

The William Ingersoll Bowditch House is a historic house at 9 Toxteth Street in Brookline, Massachusetts. The 1-1/2 story wood frame house was built c. 1844-45 by Joseph Fernald, and exhibits vernacular Greek Revival styling. The front entry is in a porch located in the crook of the L-shaped house; it has sidelight windows, and flanking full-length windows. It was bought in 1845 by William Bowditch, a prominent local politician and abolition activist. The house has been documented to house fugitive slaves during the period of his ownership.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[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 William Ingersoll Bowditch House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-12.