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Bell House

  • Also Known As: House at 821 Irving Avenue

  • Address: 821 Irving Ave
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

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Bell House


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1883/00/00 The Bell House is built for Colonel J O P Burnside, Uncle of Civil War General Ambrose Burnside. The Colonel lost the house to the US Government in a lawsuit over pay irregularities in the Union Army accounts.
1886/00/00 Alexander Melville Bell, father of Alexander Graham Bell, buys the Burnside Residence.
1907/00/00 Alexander Graham Bell Home Alexander Graham Bell inherits the family summer home.
1907/00/00 Mabel Gardiner Hubbard Bell Home Alexander Graham Bell inherits the family summer home.

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Particulars for Bell House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Invention
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling
Level of Significance State
Architectural Style Stick-Eastlake

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 87000692
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Stick-eastlake
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Architecture, Invention
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1883, 1885, c 1930
Associated People: Bell,Alexander Graham
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Secondary structure
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling Secondary structure

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