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| Institution Name: Wheelock College |
Original/Historic Place Name: George H. Wightman House
Location on Campus: 43 Hawes St., Brookline, MA 02446
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s): Type of Place: Individual building
|Walls: steel (structural); brick (exterior); limestone (exterior); lath and plaster (interior); terra cotta tiles (interior, facing)|
|Roof: single-ply membrane|
| || Function: |
| 1902-1930||private residence (George H. Wightman, Esq.)|
| 1930-present (2007)||other (event space)|
| 1930-present (2007)||faculty offices|
| 1930-present (2007)||classrooms|
| 1930-present (2007)||administration|
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Longwood Historic District (1978) |
References: see below
Hawes Street was designed in 1902 as the primary residence for George H. Wightman, Esq. by the architectural firm of Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge. This firm has a notable history in American architecture. The house is located in a National Historic District and a local historic district in Brookline.
Gordon College first acquired the building in the 1930s. Hebrew College in 1950 then took possession. Wheelock College purchased the property in 1999. Historic restoration and renovations occurred in 2002 through 2003. The building currently houses graduate student classrooms, event space, and college offices.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
Longwood Historic District [Wheelock College]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U. S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1978.
|II. Location of other data: |