City and State: Boston, MassachusettsListed: 1989
Type of district: National Register historic district, Massachusetts State historic district, local historic district
Main Intersection: 17 Wigglesworth Street
The Mission Hill Historic District is comprised of brick row houses built between 1872 and 1892. The buildings were constructed as single-family residences, which range in height from two to four stories. The brick row houses are enlivened with brownstone, marble, and sandstone facing. All of the houses have small front yards, and facades that project in the form of octagonal or round bays. The mansard roofs are generally broken by dormers. The area was built in the years after Roxbury was annexed to Boston in 1868. It therefore reflects the changing character of the neighborhood, as it transitioned to a more urban/suburban area reachable from downtown by streetcar.