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Harrison Gray Otis House, Belmont Street.

Harrison Gray Otis House, Belmont Street.

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Title:
Harrison Gray Otis House, Belmont Street.
Description:
Oakley house, rebuilt in 1808 by Charles Bulfinch as a summer house for Harrison Gray Otis. He sold it in 1825 to William Pratt. In the 1890's it became the Oakley Country Club. The house burned in 1962. One of the wealthiest men of Boston during his time, Otis was reportedly worth at least US $800,000 in 1846, which in 2010 would be equivalent to $5.6 Billion. Otis was elected U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (1817--1822), and then Mayor of Boston (1829--1831).
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Watertown Free Public Library
Collection (local):
Watertown Houses
Subjects:
Otis, Harrison Gray--1765-1848
Bullfinch, Charles--1763-1844
Oakley Country Club--Watertown (Mass.)
Architecture, Domestic--Watertown (Mass)--History
Dwellings--Massachusetts--Watertown
Real property--Massachusetts--History
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
City and town life--Massachusetts--Watertown
Historic sites--Watertown (Mass)
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Identifier:
figure 455