Brandeis, Louis, House

Neck Lane, off Cedar St., 8 mi. SW of Stage Harbor Rd. intersection, Chatham, Massachusetts

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Brandeis first gained public fame with his 1914 volume, "Other People's Money and How the Bankers Use It, " a scathing attack on corporate power. His appointment to the Supreme Court in 1916 by President Wilson was an unequivocal endorsement of liberal reform and the worth of the individual. He often stood with Justice Holmes against the Court majority opinions, proving "not only the right to dissent in America, but also that dissent can be constructive." This house was the Brandeis family's summer retreat. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 28, 1972

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 28, 1972
Reference number
72000148
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Cape Cod
Areas of significance
Law; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1922; 1941

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