Hooper/Eliot House

25-27 Reservoir Rd.
Cambridge, Mass.

Year Built: 1872

Sturgis & Brigham designed this house in 1872, is the first known Georgian Revival house to be built in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Sturgis had measured drawings made of the famous Hancock House (1737) just prior to its demolition (these drawings were the first measured drawings ever to be made of an American house) and were used to design this house.

Charles Brigham designed a mantel piece for this house.


• National Register


• National Register of Historic Places, 6/30/1983, Sturgis & Brigham, architects, National Park Service #83000809.

• Massachusetts Cultural Resources Information System, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Inventory No. CAM.300, (Hooper/Eliot House, 25-27 Reservoir Road, Cambridge, 1872, Sturgis & Brigham, architects).

• "John Hubbard Sturgis," American National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1999, American Council of Learned Societies ("Edward N. Hooper (1872) and Arthur Astor Carey (1882), the earliest known Georgian Revival designs in the United States").

• Letter from Charles Brigham to John Hubbard Sturgis, September 6, 1875, Sturgis Papers, Boston Athenaeum Library (Brigham designed a mantel piece).


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