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Maria Baldwin House
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Maria Baldwin House
Maria Baldwin House is located in Massachusetts
Location: 196 Prospect Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°22′12″N 71°6′4″W / 42.37°N 71.10111°W / 42.37; -71.10111Coordinates: 42°22′12″N 71°6′4″W / 42.37°N 71.10111°W / 42.37; -71.10111
Built/Founded: 1892
Architectural style(s): Greek Revival
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: May 11, 1976[1]
Designated NHL: May 11, 1976[2]
NRHP Reference#: 76000272

The Maria Baldwin House is a National Historic Landmark located at 196 Prospect Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is a private home, and not open to the public.

The house is the northern half of a 19th-century two-family house, notable for its associations with educator Maria Louise Baldwin (1856-1922). It was her home when she served as the first female African-American principal in a Massachusetts school at Cambridge's Agassiz Grammar School (from 1916 onwards). As master, she supervised 12 teachers, all white, who presided over a 98% white student body. The Agassiz School has since been renamed the Maria Baldwin School in her honor.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.  
  2. ^ a b "Maria Baldwin House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-07-10.  
  3. ^ Lynne Gomez Graves (February 3, 1976), National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Maria Baldwin HousePDF (32 KB), National Park Service   and Accompanying 4 photos, exterior, from 1975PDF (32 KB)

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