41 Bowdoin Avenue 43 Bowdoin Avenue

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No. 7710 41 Bowdoin Avenue 43 Bowdoin Avenue, photograph March 31, 2006.

Date of construction: probably 1844

A double house


Robert Magoun Lapham House and Carpenter

circa 1843

Greek Revival; Italianate

On 1858 map – Lapham owner

1978 BLC survey

5 bay Greek Revival house with ? cornice and heavy Italianate door hood; sixth bay is to the north; flush with the façade and over a one-bay entrance porch; interior chimneys replacement; early 6/6 sash. At crest of Mount Bowdoin: one of four pre-mid 19th century houses in immediate row; lots slope to rear.


Coolidge plan of 1836 at BPL [is this the pland of lots by Moseley?]. See form D1026

Owners from maps and atlases:

1850  R M Lapham

1874  RM Lapham plate M

1884  RM Lapham plate F

1889  Robt M Lapham plate 15

1894  Robt Lapham plate 16

1898  Rhoda Lapham plate 16

1904  Annie I. Adams

1910  Annie I. Adams

1918  Annie I. Adams

1933  Nath. V. Mahoney


Nov. 9, 1843  from James Weld to Robert M. Lapham 144.24

parts of lots 36 and 37

no mention of building

1850 Dorchester taxable valuation

Robert M. Lapham 1/2 house, shop, 10,026 ft land


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August 6, 2020