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339 Pleasant Street

339 Pleasant Street

This elaborate mansard mansion was built in 1866 by Wilbur Fisk Haven, a partner in one of Boston's leading hardware dealerships, A.J. Wilkinson and Co. Situated in the former "Doctor's Row" neighborhood, it became the home of Malden physicians...

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58 Dexter Street

58 Dexter Street

Formerly the home of Boston attorney Lloyd Makepeace, this Bracketed Queen Anne has unusual architectural detailing. It features twin parlors; stained-glass windows; oak, beech, chestnut and cherry woodwork; and, floors of oak parquet, birds-eye...

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90 Mountain Avenue

90 Mountain Avenue

This home has undergone extensive remodeling (trim, moldings, roof brackets) to restore it to its original style.

Bell Rock Cemetery

Bell Rock Cemetery

Established pre-1649, this cemetery is the oldest burial ground in the City and is located on Malden's Green Street. It was first known as "Sandy Bank" because it was often the first landing place of settlers sailing up Mystic River. After 1832,...

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Bell Rock Memorial Park

Bell Rock Memorial Park

Since 1905, Bell Rock Memorial Park has commemorated Malden's veterans. This is the location of Malden's first two meeting houses and the rocky outcrop on site serves as an important landmark. In 1658, a church bell was hung from scaffolding on...

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Cheverus School

Cheverus School

The location of the now Cheverus School, Sacred Hearts Parish, was designed by Boston architects Chickering and O'Connell and purchased in 1909. The school was originally both a grade school and a high school and officially opened in 1911. The...

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Converse Memorial Building

Converse Memorial Building

The Converse Memorial Building, also known as the Converse Memorial Library, was opened in October, 1885. The building was designed by America's leading 19th century architect, Henry Hobson Richardson. The building site was selected by noted...

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Davenport Memorial Building

Davenport Memorial Building

This colonial structure was constructed in 1892 by noted furniture maker, Albert Henry Davenport. He built the mansion to celebrate his successful and prosperous interior design and furniture business. Davenport's furniture graced the Grover...

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DeMarco Building

DeMarco Building

Built in 1902, this building located on Main Street in downtown Malden reflects the commercial Classic Revival style. It stands out with its yellow, brick facade and red sandstone keystones above the upper windows, trim and banding. 

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

Founded in 1803, this church occupied two other buildings on Salem Street before locating on the present site at 493 Main Street in 1891. Designed by architect, H.S. MacKay of Boston, the structure is compatible in style to the adjacent H.H....

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First Parish in Malden

First Parish in Malden

The First Parish in Malden traces its origins to the establishment of the town and began holding services in 1648. Originally meeting on Main Street, it occupied three other spaces before moving to its present location at Elm and Pleasant Streets...

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Harriet Hanson Robinson House

Harriet Hanson Robinson House

This home on 35 Lincoln Street was the former residence of Harriet Hanson Robinson (1825-1911), who worked in a cotton mill as a child, played an important role in the women's suffrage movement and became an author and poet. She lived here with...

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Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground on Lebanon Street

Hebrew Charitable Burial Ground

Founded in 1851, this landmark is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts. Long known as the “Maplewood Cemetery,” it served as a burial site for poor Jewish immigrants. The vast majority of those buried were children who died of...

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Henry Morton Robinson House

Henry Morton Robinson House

The house  located at 47 Mountain Avenue was the home of novelist Henry Morton Robinson (1899-1961). He was best known for his 1950 novel, The Cardinal. The book chronicles the life of an American priest who becomes a Prince of the...

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Laura A. Leonard School

Laura A. Leonard School

The former school building located at 380 Pleasant Street was originally known as the West School. Built in 1884, this building was designed by architect, John Lyman Faxon. It was named after prominent Malden educator, Laura A. Leonard. The...

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Malden Armory

Malden Armory

The first Armory once stood on this site at 129 Mountain Avenue. In 1907, the construction company Whiton & Hayes of Boston won the contract to build a new armory of brick and stone as suggested by local resident, Sylvester Baxter. The Malden...

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Malden District Court

First District Court

The courthouse is located at 89 Summer Street and was established by authority of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 392 of the year 1872 and effective December 7, 1921. The First Justice was John W. Pettengill who lived in Malden.The court has...

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Malden High School

Malden High School

The present Malden High School, located at 77 Salem Street, replaced the old high school that was originally built in 1899 in a Romanesque style of architecture. A wing built in 1936-1939 houses a newly-renovated 900-seat Jenkins Auditorium and...

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Malden Home for Aged Persons

Malden Home for Aged Persons

This complex located at 578 Main Street was designed by Malden Town Selectman and architect, Tristram Griffin in 1892. Known originally as Vannewar Place, this structure of yellow brick and freestone was supported by contributions from Malden's...

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Malden Library Area

Library Neighborhood

The area surrounding the Malden Public Library is one of the oldest remaining residential neighborhoods with a variety of architectural styles. There are early colonial homes located at 23 and 38 Park Street, 56 Spring Street and on Salem Street...

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Mountain Ave Firehouse

Mountain Ave Firehouse

A typical turn-of-the-century fire station, the 22 Mountain Avenue firehouse was designed by Malden architect Tristram Griffin. Griffin, whose house is still standing at the corner of Converse Avenue and Green Street, designed many of the schools...

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Odd Fellows Hall

Odd Fellows Hall

Odd Fellows Hall is located at 442 Main Street and was built in 1907. It was designed by Louis C. Newhall specifically for the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). The structure is an example of 20th century formal eclectic design combining...

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Odiorne House

Odiorne House

Located at 15 Cedar Street, this home was built by Thomas Odiorne, one of Malden's early Captains of industry. He and his brother opened a nail rolling and cutting mill in 1804, at the beginning of Malden's thriving factory era.

Old Parsonage (Judson House)

Old Parsonage (Judson House)

Built in 1724, the Parsonage is the oldest structure in Malden. The colonial style house, located across from Bell Rock Memorial Park, is the site of the original meeting house of the town. For 186 years it was home to ministers of Malden, among...

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Robinson Cuticura Mill Apartments

Robinson Cuticura Apartments

Built in 1892, this site served as the former headquarters of Robinson Brothers & Company. At one time the building housed the Potter Drug and Chemical Co. which manufactured Cuticura Soap products. The four story mill building is all brick...

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Sacred Hearts Church

Sacred Hearts Church

Built in 1892 (basement church) with the upper church completed in 1901, Sacred Hearts Church (Roman Catholic) was the last church designed by noted architect, Patrick C. Keely. Features of the buidling include a central nave, side tower, and...

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Salem Street Cemetery

Salem Street Cemetery

This is the site of Malden's second oldest cemetery which was purchased in 1832. The present wall was built by Work Progress Administration workers, a New Deal agency, in 1937. The earliest gravestone is that of Mary Alice Pickering who died on ...

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Spanish American War Monument

Spanish American War Monument

Located at the corner of Pleasant Street and Highland Avenue, this bronze sculpture known as "The Hiker" was erected on November 20, 1938 and unveiled 40 years after the Spanish American War. It was created by Alice Ruggles, designer of at least...

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The Buckminster House

The Buckminster House

This Victorian home, located at 41 Dexter Street, was built circa 1902 by the Buckminster banking family. The home, with more than 5,000 square feet contains 12 rooms, an oversized foyer and a second floor landing. The interior includes four...

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The Rose House

The Rose House

This is one of the finest of Malden's Victorians and is called the "Rose House" because of its color scheme. The property is included in the  book, "Daughters of Painted Ladies," which provides a photographic survey of renovated and repainted...

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The Waite Block

The Waite Block

The Waite Block, located at 420-424 Main Street, is characteristic of a mid-19th century brick and timber warehouse industrial building. The structure is sturdy and simply detailed. This commercial building was constructed of red brick and has a...

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Wilcox Hall

Wilcox Hall

This site is located at 80 Mountain Avenue and is the original home of William H. Willcox, D.D. In 1914, this house was devoted to use as a social community center and home for young working women. Given to Malden YWCA in 1988, the building was...

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