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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1844/00/00 Thomas Aspinwall Davis Developer Bowditch House, a modest L-shaped cottage with Gothic Revival elements is built by Joseph Fernald in a planned suburban community in Brookline. This cottage was one of seven which dotted the Linden Place development.
1845/00/00 Fronting on Linden Square, 9 Toxteth is built in 1844-1845 on land that was part of Thomas Aspinwall Davis' development of Linden Place.
1845/08/00 William Ingersoll Bowditch Home William Bowditch buys lot 15, most of lot 14 and part of 13 in A W Wadsworth's plan from Thomas Davis. His purchase includes the cottage and a grove.
1849/01/00 William Ingersoll Bowditch Abolitionist In early January, William and Ellen Craft arrive in Boston, and after speaking at the Brookline Town Hall, stay at the Bowditch House and other Brookline Underground Railroad stops. Ellen and William Craft Run for Freedom
1859/12/15 William Ingersoll Bowditch Abolitionist William Bowditch hides a son of abolitionist John Brown after Brown's execution for his involvement in the Harper's Ferry raid. John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry
1867/00/00 William Ingersoll Bowditch Seller Gustavus M Finotti, the vice-consul of Italy and a merchant with an office in downtown Boston, buys the house, stable and 2.5 acresin 1867 from William Bowditch. Mr Bowditch moves to Tappan Street in Brookline.
1884/00/00 By 1884, Gustavus M Finotti sells his estate to the Aspinwall Land Company.

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Particulars for William Ingersoll Bowditch House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 85003249
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Greek revival, Gothic revival
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National; Local; State
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1825-1849
Significant Year: c 1843, 1844
Associated People: Bowditch,William Ingersoll
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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