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Frederick Tudor House

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1824–1825. 280 Nahant Rd.

Farther west than the other early resort development, Frederick Tudor and his mother built a stone-gabled story-and-a-half cottage (since expanded and now the Nahant Country Club). Interested in horticulture, Tudor began planting trees on the island and created an amusement park, Maolis Gardens, that operated from the 1850s until the 1890s. Maolis Gardens has disappeared from the landscape, but it represented one of the early magnets for middle- and working-class day-trippers to Nahant that ultimately resulted in nonelite summer communities, including at Bass Point and Little Nahant.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Frederick Tudor House", [Nahant, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 380-380.

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