What Are The 100 Oldest Buildings in Boston? Oldest in Jamaica Plain?

Ever wonder what the oldest building is in Boston? How about the 100 oldest buildings in Boston? The City of Boston Archaeology Program recently released a list of the 100 oldest buildings in Boston.

Several Jamaica Plain buildings made the list. Mind you that Jamaica Plain was annexed by Boston in 1874, so these buildings predate JP being part of Boston.

The oldest house in Jamaica Plain appears to be Linden Hall – the Rev. John Troutbeck House at 26-28 Grovenor Road, was built in 1755. It is the 20th oldest building in all of Boston.

The Loring-Greenough House built in 1760 is the second oldest building in Jamaica Plain. This photo is approximately from 1898.

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The Loring-Greenough House built in 1760 is the second oldest building in Jamaica Plain. This photo is approximately from 1898.

The Loring-Greenough House at 12 South St., is the 21st oldest building in Boston, second oldest in Jamaica Plain and was built in 1760.

The John Morey House at 1085 Centre St., built in 1796, is the the 50th oldest building in Boston, and the third oldest in JP.

The J. Curtis House at 480 Centre St., built in 1803, is the 83rd oldest building in Boston, and the fourth oldest in Jamaica Plain.

  • nandy61

    These buildings do NOT predate JP being part of Boston. JP (as a section of West Roxbury) was part of Boston until 1793 when Norfolk County was created. It rejoined (was annexed by) the City of Boston in 1873.

    • Hi, JP was part of the town of Roxbury from 1630 which was separate from Boston. So the article is correct, JP was not part of Boston when these houses were built. West Robury seceded from Roxbury in 1851 and so JP was part of that town just for 20 years or so. Then WR was annexed by Boston. Details here: http://www.jphs.org/sources/a-brief-history-of-jamaica-plain.html

      • nandy61

        Yes. You’re right. I was thinking Suffolk County.

  • I think a few houses are missing…the building at Brewer/Thomas St is an old colonial tavern moved off Centre and another house at Louders Ln and Centre is 18th century too I think.