1076 Adams Street 1078 Adams Street

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No. 3894 1076 Adams Street 1078 Adams Street, photograph February 14, 2004.

Date of construction: circa 1845

Double house


circa 1840

James F. Pope House

Greek Revival

The following is from the area form for Lower Mills East, Boston Landmarks Commission prepared as part of 1994 Survey of Dorchester. Dated May, 1995 and recorded by Edward W. Gordon.

1076 Adams Street is an important example of a Greek Revival double house. It stands with its broad (pedimented) end wall gable facing the street. Essentially T-shaped in form, its entrances are located at the center of its 2.5 story, 4-bay x 4-bay main block. Particularly noteworthy are its classicized window and entrance enframements (tall windows with 6/9 wood sash on the first floor, main façade).

The 1850 map shows only 5 houses extant in the Lower Mills area including the residences of the W.H. Swan (1058 Adams Street), J. Swan (1066 Adams Street) and N. and A. Pope (1076 Adams Street). Housing owned by a C. Swan which are all extant.

# 1076 Adams Street was owned by James Pope, carpenter and builder. He may have built this house during the 1840s. This house remained in the Pope family until c. 1920. By 1933, Edward J. Harte, motorman, owned this property.

Owners from maps and atlases:

1831  no building

1850  J. & A. Pope

1858  hard to tell

1874  James Pope

1884  Jas Pope

1889  Jas. Pope

1894  James Pope

1898  James Pope

1904  James Pope

1910  James Pope Hrs

1918  J. Frank Pope et al Trs

1933  E. J. and A. J. Harte


Nov. 22, 1844 from Joshua Pierce to James Pope Jr  and Albert Pope 150.320

2 acres; no mention of a building


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July 13, 2020