Harvard Square Historic District

Massachusetts Ave., Boylston and Brattle Sts., Cambridge, Massachusetts. County/parish: Middlesex.

NRIS 82001944

6 contributing buildings.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places April 13, 1982.

Part of Cambridge MRA (NRIS 64000275).

Also known as:

  • Harvard Square Historic
  • See Also:Harvard Square Subway Kiosk

From Wikipedia:

Harvard Square

Harvard Square is a triangular plaza at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street, near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The term "Harvard Square" is also used to delineate the business district and Harvard University surrounding that intersection, which is the historic center of Cambridge. Adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University, the Square (as it is sometimes called locally) functions as a commercial center for Harvard students, as well as residents of western Cambridge and the western and northern neighborhoods and inner suburbs of Boston. These residents use the Harvard station, a major MBTA Red Line subway and bus transportation hub.

In an extended sense, the name "Harvard Square" can also refer to the entire neighborhood surrounding this intersection for several blocks in each direction. The nearby Cambridge Common has become a park area with a playground, baseball field, and a number of monuments, several relating to the Revolutionary War.

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Architects:

  • Unknown

Architectural styles:

  • Colonial Revival
  • Greek Revival
  • Other

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/82001944

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