Harvard Yard

  • NRHP Name: Harvard Yard Historic District

  • Address: Massachusetts Ave
  • Vicinity: Roughly bounded by underpass, Broadway and Quincy St and Massachusetts Ave, T Station: Harvard
  • Neighborhood of Mid-Cambridge, MA in Cambridge, MA
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

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Harvard Yard


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1815/00/00 Charles Bulfinch Architect University Hall is built between 1813-1815
1819/09/00 Edward Thornton Tayloe Education Edward Thornton Tayloe enters Harvard.
1821/08/29 Edward G Loring Education Edward G Loring graduates from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1822/08/28 Samuel Ward Chandler Education Samuel Ward Chandler graduates from Harvard College.
1824/08/25 Josiah Quincy IV Education At his Harvard graduation, Josiah Quincy IV speaks eloquently, in Latin, about Lafayette's military service in American Revolution. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/25 Josiah Quincy III Dignitary Josiah Quincy IV gives the commencement address in Latin at his graduation from the Law School at Harvard College. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/08/25 Mayor Josiah Quincy III escorts Lafayette to the Mayor's son's commencement at Harvard College in Cambridge. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/00/00 Rev Samuel Francis Smith Education Samuel Francis Smith attends Harvard College (now Harvard University) from 1825 to 1829, and was a classmate of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
1829/08/26 James Freeman Clarke Education James Clarke graduates from Harvard College.
1830/08/25 Robert William Hooper Education Robert William Hooper graduates from Harvard.
1846/06/00 Patrick Henry Aylett Education Patrick H Aylett graduates with a law degree from Harvard College.
1849/00/00 Charles W Eliot Education After attending the Boston Latin School at age ten, Eliot enters Harvard at the age of fifteen and will remain at the College as student, tutor and assistant professor for nine years.
1853/07/20 Dr James Clarke White Work James Clarke White graduates from Harvard University.
1854/07/19 Henry Van Brunt Education Henry Van Brunt graduates from Harvard College.
1866/00/00 Raphael Pumpelly Work From 1866 to 1875, Raphael Pumpelly works as Professor of Mining Science at Harvard University. Among his scientific accomplishments was a theory of secular rock disintegration.
1874/06/24 Warren Delano IV Education Warren Delano graduates from Harvard University.
1879/06/25 Charles Franklin Sprague Education After attending public schools, Charles Sprague graduates from Harvard University.
1882/06/28 William Winthrop Kent Education William W Kent graduates from Harvard University, class of 1882. "This class was one of the best and most brilliant that Harvard ever produced." William W Kent
1885/06/24 Frederic Adrian Delano Education Frederic Adrian Delano graduates from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1890/00/00 Nathaniel Bowditch Potter Education Nathaniel B Potter graduates with a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard.
1891/06/24 Francis Boardman Crowninshield Education Francis B Crowninshield graduates from Harvard University in 1891.
1895/06/00 William Monroe Trotter Education William Monroe Trotter graduates with honors from Harvard University.
1896/00/00 Nathaniel Bowditch Potter Education After earning his MD from Harvard Medical School, Nathaniel Bowditch Potter spends two years studying in Vienna.
1928/06/00 James Lide Coker III Education James Lide Coker III receives an Masters of Business Administration from Harvard.

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Particulars for Harvard Yard:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Higher Learning College
Cultural Affiliation Colonial American
Area of Significance Education
Historic Use Educational related housing
Architectural Style Federal Style
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Library
Other Description Neo-Georgian
Owner Private

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 87002137
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Bulfinch,Charles; et al.
Architectural Style: Georgian, Other, Federal
Attribute: Neo-Georgian
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Education, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Cultural Affiliation: Colonial American
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1700-1749, 1850-1874, 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1825-1849, 1925-1949
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: College, Library, Educational related housing
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: Library College Educational related housing

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