Friday, January 18, 2013
The residence at 16 Harvard St. was built after the Revolutionary War.
According to the Boston Landmarks Commission, the Edward Everett House provides an "elegant and memorable introduction to Harvard Street’s important collection of early mid 19th century Charlestown residences." Matthew Bridge, one of the leaders of the effort to rebuild Charlestown following the Revolutionary War, had the house built. Bridge most likely built the house for his daughter Sally. Soon after the house was finished, Bridge died and Sally and her husband Seth Knowles moved into number 16. When Sally Knowles died unexpectedly in 1825, Seth Knowles and his new wife Sarah Payson remained in the house until 1830. When they relocated to Beacon Hill, they leased the house to Edward Everett, 16 Harvard St.'s best known occupant. Edward …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Community organizations are selling an architectural guide, calendars, a mug and other items this holiday season.
Looking for that special Christmas gift for a Charlestown resident past, present or future? The Charlestown Preservation Society is selling copies of their first ever homeowner's guide. Called, "Charlestown History and Architecture: Guide for Homeowners, Residents, and Visitors," the book contains historical information about local buildings and details about architectural styles, features and preservation methods, as well as resources for homeowners. Whether you're an out-of-towner or a longtime resident, a new homeowner, a real estate agent selling property in town or someone hiring a contractor to renovate your Charlestown home, this guide is exactly what you need, according to the Charlestown Preservation Society's description of …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Pick up your copy of the Preservation Society's first guide to local architecture.
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Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Charlestown Preservation Society has announced the arrival of Charlestown’s first ever Homeowner’s Handbook. "Charlestown History and Architecture: Guide for Homeowners, Residents, and Visitors" contains a Charlestown history and corresponding architectural styles, character defining architectural features and preservation methods, and many resources for homeowners. The publishing of the handbook brings to fruition a long-term project for the Charlestown Preservation Society. Several members and friends of CPS have worked tirelessly for several years researching, documenting and putting together this handbook for the community. The Handbook will be available on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Holiday Stroll in the …