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Green Hill Historic District

  • Vicinity: Roughly Warren St, Sargent Rd, and Cottage St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
George Cabot Significant name
1806/00/00 135 Warren St, 1806, unknown architect. Green Hill is built for Nathaniel Ingersoll.
1846/00/00 John Lowell Gardner I Home John Lowell Gardner buys Green Hill at 135 Warren St in Brookline, Massachusetts.
1857/00/00 222 Warren St, 1857, architect unknown, Olmsted job number 06323.
1857/00/00 Nathaniel Goddard builds a new residence, which he calls Cliffside.
1880/00/00 Isabella Stewart Gardner Home From the 1880s onward, John Gardner's daughter-in-law, Isabella Gardner adds an early Italian garden, a Japanese garden, greenhouses and elaborate iris beds to his Green Hill estate at 135 Warren St.
1880/00/00 Frederick Law Olmsted Sr Landscape Architect 278 Warren St, 1880, George Harvey architect. Bertol Schlesinger hires Frederick Law Olmsted Sr to landscape his estate, Southwood, in 1879. Completed between 1880 and 1890, the grounds helped established the reputation of the firm in Brookline.
1884/07/24 John Lowell Gardner I Dies John Lowell Gardner I dies in Brookline, Massachusetts.
1905/00/00 Chapman and Frazer Architect Josephine Cox commissions Chapman and Fraser to design 45 and 75 Cottage St.
1918/00/00 F J Oakes Jr buys 278 Warren St and hires the Olmsted office to make alterations between 1918 and 1922. Now the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, the property has been substantially reduced in scale but maintains the character of the landscape.
1918/00/00 John Charles Olmsted Home 222 Warren St, John Charles Olmsted buys Cliffside as his personal residence in 1918 and lives here until his death in 1920.
1920/00/00 222 Warren St, Philip Richardson, the son of architect H H Richardson, buys Cliffside. A notable horticulturalist, he won the first prize of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for the development of the plant material on this site.


H H Richardson House

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Particulars for Green Hill Historic District:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Camp
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Architectural Style Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Architectural Style Late Victorian
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 85003272
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Late 19th and 20th century revivals, Late victorian
Level of Significance: National; Local; State
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Landscape architecture, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1800-1824
Associated People: Cabot,George,et al.
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Camp
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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