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John A. Lodge Villa

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1828. 5 Cliff St.
  • John A. Lodge Villa (Keith Morgan)

The most distinctive of the remaining early summer residences is the house built by John A. Lodge. Constructed of stone with two levels of porches on all four sides, the building follows a pattern influenced by plantations in the Caribbean, where Lodge had trading interests, and relates to three houses in Brookline (BR35, BR36, BR37) of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries for owners with similar business connections. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, a powerful Republican senator and dominant force in American foreign policy at the turn of the twentieth century, lived here before building his own summer house at East Point, which has since been demolished.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "John A. Lodge Villa", [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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