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Historic New England protects Samuel Chadwick House in Cambridge

Chadwick House interior 

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Historic New England announces the addition of the eighty-third property to its Stewardship Easement Program - the c. 1853 Samuel Chadwick House in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Built by Samuel Wright for Samuel Chadwick, a local hatter, the house is an intact example of transitional Greek Revival to Italianate style architecture and retains many original features including exterior siding, doors, windows, bracketed entrance canopy, and interior framing members, plaster walls and ceilings, and woodwork.

Catherine Korsgren has owned this property since 1977 and has sensitively restored features lost during early and mid-twentieth century renovations. The easement donated to Historic New England protects the exterior of this unique property, limits new additions, as well as protects important interior elements – which were the particular concern of the owner, who has been a long-time member and supporter of Historic New England.

This is the first house in Cambridge to be protected through Historic New England’s Stewardship Easement Program and expands the scope and range of architectural styles protected by the organization. 

About Historic New England’s Stewardship Easement Program
The Stewardship Easement Program administers preservation easements held by Historic New England, which protect privately owned historic properties across New England. The program creates partnerships between property owners and Historic New England with the shared goal of preserving a property's historic character. By donating an easement, an owner entrusts Historic New England with the responsibility of working with present and future owners to protect important historic elements from alteration or neglect. To date, the program holds eighty-four easements, which protect over 150 buildings and over 750 acres of land across five New England states. Historic New England is committed to protecting all domestic building types representing New England from the seventeenth century to the present. Visit for more information about the program.

Media Contact: Susanna M. Crampton

Historic New England protects Samuel Chadwick House in Cambridge