Gibson House Museum and Victorian Society, New England Chapter

Edward Cabot, 1860

National Historic LandmarkBoston LandmarkPreservation Achievement Award, 2009

Here the visitor has a rare opportunity to see the interior of a Back Bay row house just as it was left by its last occupant, Charles Hammond Gibson, who established it as a museum. The nineteenth-century interiors are intact and reflect the typical middle-class Back Bay house of the period. This and the house next door at 135 Beacon were built together by related families, the Russells and the Gibsons. Although the exteriors are nearly identical, the interiors are quite different.

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Image: Courtesy of, taken in 2013