Headquarters House

55 Beacon St., Boston, Massachusetts. County/parish: Suffolk.

NRIS 66000765

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

Also known as:

  • William Hickling Prescott House

From Wikipedia:

Headquarters House (Boston)

Headquarters House, also known as the William Hickling Prescott House, is an historic house museum located at 55 Beacon Street on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the left-hand portion of a double townhouse at 54–55 Beacon Street, seen in the photograph. The townhouse, built in 1808 to a design by Asher Benjamin, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 for its association with William Hickling Prescott (1796–1859), one of the nation's first historians. The house is now a museum operated by the Massachusetts chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, which purchased it for its headquarters in 1944.

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  • Benjamin, Asher

Architectural styles:

  • Federal

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Prescott, William Hickling

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000765