William R. Jones House

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William R. Jones House
William R. Jones House - 307 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA - IMG 4138.JPG
William R. Jones House is located in Massachusetts
William R. Jones House
William R. Jones House is located in the US
William R. Jones House
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′12.3″N 71°06′22.9″W / 42.370083°N 71.106361°W / 42.370083; -71.106361Coordinates: 42°22′12.3″N 71°06′22.9″W / 42.370083°N 71.106361°W / 42.370083; -71.106361
Built 1865
Architectural style Second Empire
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP reference #

83000813

[1]
Added to NRHP June 30, 1983

The William R. Jones House is an historic house at 307 Harvard Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame house, whose Second Empire styling includes a flared mansard roof and flushboarded siding scored to resemble ashlar stone. It has a rare example in Cambridge of a curvilinear front gable, in which is an oculus window. Its windows are topped by heavy decorative hoods, and the porch features square posts with large decorative brackets. The house was built c. 1865 for William R. Jones, a soap manufacturer, and typifies the houses that were built lining Harvard Street in the 19th century after the Dana estate was subdivided.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  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 William R. Jones House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-20.