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Henry Vassall House

  • 94 Brattle St. Map It
  • Harvard Square
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 07/13/2016

Fodor's Review

Brattle Street's seven houses known as "Tory Row" were once occupied by wealthy families linked by friendship, if not blood. This one may have been built as early as 1636. In 1737 it was purchased by John Vassall Sr.; four years later he sold it to his younger brother Henry. It was used as a hospital during the Revolution, and the traitor Dr. Benjamin Church was held here as a prisoner. The house was remodeled during the 19th century. It's now a private residence, but from the street you can view the Colonial home with its black-shuttered windows and multiple dormers.

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94 Brattle St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, USA

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Published 07/13/2016


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