Just the Facts: The House on Wall Street
Wall Street was a "late development" in Charlestown, built up to accommodate the population boom in the 1840s.
The row house at the end of Wall Street is currently for sale. The home was built on land once owned by Richard Sullivan Sr., the fourth son of James Sullivan (1745-1808) who was one of the wealthiest men in Massachusetts, the state’s Attorney General and the seventh Governor of Massachusetts. For a fuller history on the property and more details on the development of Wall Street, click here.
Where is it?
The corner of Wall and Sullivan streets.
When was it built?
In 1850; the house had a major renovation in 2000.
Who built it?
John Stone, a laborer.
What was it built for and who was the first occupant?
To accommodate Charlestown’s population boom of the 1840s.
Why was it built?
As a family home.
How was it built?
This house and the one next to it were built as a double-house -- two small-scale houses attached at an interior wall. 'Double-houses' were a very popular style in Charlestown between 1830 and 1850, especially in the Sullivan Street vicinity. The three-level, 1,400 square foot clapboard house has Greek Revival symmetrical elements. The interior has hard wood floors and a wood-burning fireplace.
What are the future plans for the structure?
The house is currently for sale. At last check the list price was $635,000.