From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cambridge (/ ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ / KAYM-brij) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area as a major suburb of Boston. As of July 2019, it was the fifth most populous city in the state, behind Boston, Worcester, Springfield, and Lowell.
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East Cambridge is a neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Referred to in modern times as Area 1, East Cambridge is bounded by the Charles River and the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston on the east, the Somerville border on the north, Broadway and Main Street on the south, and the railroad tracks on the west. Most of the streets form a grid aligned with Cambridge Street, which was laid out to directly connect what is now the Charles River Dam Bridge with what in 1809 was the heart of Cambri
East Cambridge was originally an island at high tide, surrounded by marshland. The Miller's River, called Willis Creek in colonial times, passed just to the north. The shoreline is shown as Lechmere's Point on Revolutionary War maps, and was the landing point for British troops en route to the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The investors who constructed Craigie's Bridge encouraged the creation of the grid. By 1844, the island was connected to destinations on the mainland via a small number of
There are predominantly Irish and Portuguese natives, with a mix of Polish and Italians along with professionals who work in Boston and Kendall Square. It is predominantly a middle-class neighborhood. Per city data, in 2005 East Cambridge had a population of 7,294 residents living in 2,726 households. The average household income was $47,979. Since 2005 the average household income has risen and real estate values have increased significantly. The boom in Kendall Square area has brought a lot of
Dorothea Lynde Dix became an advocate for the humane treatment of the insane during the Antebellum era, during which time she volunteered as a Sunday school teacher in East Cambridge.
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six. Riverside Press. p. 63. List of the mayors from 1845 to 1896. The Mayors of Cambridge since 1893 from the Cambridge Civic Journal; Mayors of Cambridge, Massachusetts from The Political Graveyard; Organizational chart – Cambridge Municipal Government structure
Technology Square, nicknamed Tech Square, is a commercial office building complex in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts, immediately adjacent to the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tech Square was jointly developed by Cabot, Cabot & Forbes and MIT on a 14-acre site which had previously housed a tenement and a Lever Brothers soap factory. The architects were Eduardo Catalano and Pietro Belluschi. The original architectural style was Brutalist, with a large open plaza paved with concrete and featuring wide shallow stepped levels. The first building opened in 1963, the second in 1964. Two more buildings were erected in 1966 and 1967, forming a U facing Main Street made up of
MIT's Project MAC and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory occupied adjacent spaces at 545 Technology Square prior to their merger; the MIT building number assigned was NE43. Originally, the MIT labs occupied the 8th and 9th floors, but eventually they expanded to occupy the entire building. In 2004, the labs vacated Tech Square to move into their new expanded facilities in the MIT Stata Center on the main campus. The vacated building was completely overhauled and redesignated as 200 Technology Sq
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Elmwood, also known as the Oliver-Gerry-Lowell House, is a historic house and centerpiece of a National Historic Landmark District in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is known for several prominent former residents, including: Thomas Oliver, royal Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts; Elbridge Gerry, signer of the US Declaration of Independence, Vice President of the United States and eponym of the term "gerrymandering"; and James Russell Lowell, noted American writer, poet, and foreign diplomat. Th
The house now known as Elmwood was built about 1767 by Thomas Oliver, appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts in the spring of 1774. The estate, located on the western edge of Cambridge, Massachusetts, at that time consisted of about 100 acres of rolling fields with a comm
Ten acres, including the house, were purchased from the Gerry family in 1818 by Charles Russell Lowell, Sr. of the Lowell family. It was in this home that James Russell Lowell was born on February 22, 1819. In the 1850s, Lowell dealt with many personal tragedies, including the su
After the death of James Russell Lowell the house was inherited and used seasonally first by his daughter Mabel the wife of Edward Burnett then by their children. Arthur Kingsley Porter purchased Elmwood and the remaining lands from the Lowell heirs in 1920. Porter, a Harvard pro
Although parts of Elmwood's interior have been altered, its exterior has not changed greatly over the years. It is a large, square, clapboarded structure in Georgian style with brick-lined walls and two chimneys. The floor plans on each floor are the same: two rooms on either side of a central hall housing a staircase. The windows on the first and second floors have decorative cornices, and a 19th-century balustrade surrounds the roof. The exterior entranceway is flanked by Tuscan pilasters supp
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private land-grant research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.The institute has an urban campus that extends more than a mile (1.6 km) alongside the Charles River.
For the city in Massachusetts, United States, see Cambridge, Massachusetts. For other uses, see Cambridge (disambiguation). Cambridge (/ ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ / KAYM-brij) is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately 55 miles (89 km) north of London.
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