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Governor Christopher Gore Mansion, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, Middlesex County, MA

Governor Christopher Gore Mansion, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, Middlesex County, MA

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Significance: From the National Historic Landmark Program: "Built in 1805-06, this is a noteworthy example of a five-part Federal house. Elaborately carved interior mantels contrast with simpler woodwork. In addition, Gore Place is nationally significant as representative of the central role of domestic labor in American labor history. The physical structure of the house reflects changes in household labor, ideals of domesticity, working and living conditions of servants, and women's role in the family during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It also stands as a nationally significant property for interpreting domestic service because of the role of African-American butler Robert Roberts in codifying rules and guidelines for domestics. While under the employ of the Gores, Roberts published The House Servant's Directory, one of the few guidebooks written by a domestic for other domestics."
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-26
Survey number: HABS MA-210
Building/structure dates: 1806 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000542

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Waltham Highlands42.37332, -71.21221
Google Map of 42.3733235, -71.2122077
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