"Building Old Cambridge: Architecture and Development"
Building Old Cambridge explores the oldest section of Cambridge, which was founded as the capital of Massachusetts Bay in 1630 and chosen as the site of Harvard College in 1636.Susan E. Maycock & Charles M. Sullivan
1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,02138
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About the Society
From the American Revolution to the biotech revolution, the history of Cambridge is unlike that of any other city. A community this vibrant and original must preserve its past and learn from it to make today’s Cambridge the best it can be. Working together with our community, the Cambridge Historical Society connects the past with our present and future, serves as stewards of our collective history, and inspires questions like “how come?” and “what if?” for generations to come.
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Welcome to the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House. The original section of this building was built in the late 17th century, making it the second oldest house in Cambridge and one of the oldest houses in New England. From its location on Brattle Street, it has witnessed the beginning of the American Revolution, the birth of the abolitionist movement, the formation of America as an industrial powerhouse, and the counter culture revolution of the 1960s.