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Otis House

Otis House is the last surviving mansion in Bowdoin Square in Boston’s West End neighborhood. Charles Bulfinch designed the house for Harrison Gray Otis, a lawyer who was instrumental in developing nearby Beacon Hill, served in Congress, and was a mayor of Boston. It is the first of three...

Designer Steven Favreau reimagines Otis House

Earlier this year, Steven Favreau of Favreau Design and HGTV’s Design Star joined Historic New England’s Ogden Codman Design Group and Design New England on a panel to present how he would reimagine spaces in the 1796 Harrison Gray Otis House. We recently caught up with Favreau to hear...

Taking a fresh look at the Otis House complex

Following a rigorous review process, Historic New England selected award-winning NADAAA to explore options for the next chapter in the history of the Otis House. Historic New England is launching a comprehensive exploration of this Charles Bulfinch-designed National Historic Landmark with the goal of reimagining the site for enhanced...

Otis House Group Tours

Discover where Beacon Hill began A National Historic Landmark Discover what life was like for Boston’s elite after the American Revolution, as the city grew and Beacon Hill became its most fashionable address. In 1796 Harrison Gray Otis, a congressman and real estate entrepreneur, and his wife, Sally, lived...

Otis Society

A Gift in the Future Will Preserve the Past The Otis Society honors donors who include Historic New England in their estate plans. This treasured group reflects the extraordinary impact of planned giving on the future of Historic New England.

Community Preservation Act supports exterior work at Otis House

Thanks to a grant from the City of Boston Community Preservation Act Fund, Historic New England is restoring the exterior of Otis House (1796) in Boston. This project is one component of a larger plan to protect the entire historic building complex from water penetration, including window conservation, masonry...

Otis House restoration work begins

With the generous support of grants from the Boston Community Preservation Act and the George B. Henderson Foundation, Historic New England’s Otis House Museum (1796), a National Historic Landmark, is undergoing restoration work on the front of the building. The project includes the restoration and painting of windows, along with...

New landscape plan on view at Otis House

Following recent restoration of the facade at Otis House, Historic New England staff began implementing a new landscape design on the front terrace. Gregory Lombardi Design created the landscape plan. The geometric forms of the evergreen holly and the boxwood shrubs play off the forms of the windows, draw...

At Otis House, repairs aren’t just another stone in the wall

After much planning and preparation, Historic New England began restoring an early nineteenth-century stone wall at the Otis House Museum in Boston earlier this month. Like the museum itself, the wall is a reminder of a neighborhood that was largely lost to twentieth-century redevelopment. We have yet to find...

Otis House wall reveals new mysteries

At Historic New England, our staff works to preserve a wide range of properties, from seventeenth-century stone-enders to working farms and mid-century Modern. Despite the breadth of projects this entails, our team can still be surprised by things we find during preservation. Repairs to a retaining wall at Otis...