Harvard Yard Historic District

Address: Roughly bounded by underpass, Broadway & Quincy Sts., Massachusetts Ave., & Peabody St., Cambridge, Massachusetts. County/parish: Middlesex.

NRIS 87002137

23 contributing buildings. 6 contributing objects.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places December 14, 1987.

Part of Cambridge MRA (NRIS 64000275).

Also known as:

  • See Also:Masssachusetts Hall
  • Sever Hall

From Wikipedia:

Harvard Yard

Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the oldest part of the Harvard University campus, its historic center and modern crossroads. It contains most of the freshman dormitories, Harvard's most important libraries, Memorial Church, several classroom and departmental buildings, and the offices of senior University officials including the President of Harvard University.

The Yard is a grassy area of 22.4 acres (9.1 ha) bounded principally by Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge Street, Broadway, and Quincy Street. Its perimeter fencing – principally iron, with some stretches of brick – has twenty-seven gates.

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Architects:

  • Bulfinch, Charles
  • et al.

Architectural styles:

  • Federal
  • Georgian
  • Other

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/87002137

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