Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory

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Sears Tower-Harvard Observatory
Sears Tower-Harvard Observatory - 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA - IMG 4028.JPG
Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory is located in Massachusetts
Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory
Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory is located in the US
Sears Tower – Harvard Observatory
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′53.26″N 71°7′42.13″W / 42.3814611°N 71.1283694°W / 42.3814611; -71.1283694Coordinates: 42°22′53.26″N 71°7′42.13″W / 42.3814611°N 71.1283694°W / 42.3814611; -71.1283694
Built 1843
Architect Rogers, Isaiah
Architectural style Other
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP February 26, 1987

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.[2]

The tower was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Sears Tower-Harvard Observatory". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-23.