Headquarters House

Also known as: William Hickling Prescott House
55 Beacon St., Boston, Massachusetts

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Description 

William H. Prescott, virtually blind since an accident while a student at Harvard College, did much of his historical writing, notable for its accuracy and thoroughness, while he lived in this house (1844-59). -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 29, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000765
Architectural style
Federal
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1806; 1844; 1859

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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