Longtime member protects historic Cambridge home with preservation easement

Jan 11, 2013

Historic New England member Catherine Korsgren worked with staff on our preservation services team to protect the c. 1853 Samuel Chadwick House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a preservation easement.

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. The easement protects the exterior of this unique property, limits new additions, as well as protects important interior elements – which were a particular concern of Ms. Korsgren.

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.