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Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory

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Built  1843
MPS  Cambridge MRA
Opened  1843
Added to NRHP  26 February 1987
Architectural style  Other
NRHP Reference #  86002075
Area  404.7 m²
Architect  Isaiah Rogers
Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory
Location  Cambridge, Massachusetts
Similar  Lechmere Canal, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard Square, Cambridge Common, Semitic Museum

The Sears Tower—Harvard Observatory is a historic astronomical observatory that is part of Harvard Observatory and is located at 60 Garden Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now just a portion of the observatory's Building A, the Sears Tower is the oldest portion of the complex, designed by Isaiah Rogers and constructed in 1843. This structure is a square brick building, with a projecting cornice and a Greek Revival entrance framed by pilasters. The dome was equipped with a 15-inch telescope, the state of the art at the time.

The tower was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

References

Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory Wikipedia


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