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Langmaid Terrace

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1892–1893. 359–365 Broadway.
  • Langmaid Terrace (Peter Vanderwarker or Antonina Smith)

By the end of the nineteenth century, Broadway in Somerville had developed into a treelined boulevard with a streetcar line in the center of the road. The trees and streetcar are gone, but Langmaid Terrace survives as an indication of grand urban pretensions not normally associated with Somerville. Developed by the heirs of S. P. Langmaid, this row starkly differs from the typical residential blocks erected in Somerville in which the same design was repeated for each dwelling. The architectural variety of Flemish gables and turrets makes red brick Langmaid Terrace the most architecturally distinctive row of houses in the city.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Langmaid Terrace", [Somerville, 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, 403-403.

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