Alvin Adams House
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After dinner in the dining room on the Alvin Adams House, "Fairlawn" on School Street, circa 1860. Servant is present. Fountain Hill Estate, built by Charles Davenport, expanded after the Civil War by Alvin Adams. Located on tract of land north of Mount Auburn Street. Charles Davenport built a 2-story bracketed Italianate mansion with porches and a cupola, a summer house, a 2 story barn (also with a cupola), and a fountain complete with statues. This impressed the locals and gave the estate the name "Fountain Hill." When Alvin Adams became owner the name was changed to "Fairlawn". Alvin Adams was the founder of Adams and Company, a forerunner to Adams Express, one of the first companies to act as a carrier for express shipments by rail in the United States. Adams and Company provided shippers with a complete shipping solution, picking up goods at the shipper's location, carrying them to the railroad terminal, and then delivering them from the distant railroad terminal to the recipient's door.
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- Adams, Alvin--1804-1877
Architecture, Domestic--Watertown (Mass)--History
Historic sites--Watertown (Mass)
Historic buildings--Watertown (Mass.)
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
City and town life--Massachusetts--Watertown
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- Alvin Adams House. 1896. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/rv043569h. (Accessed July 18, 2018.)
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- (1896) Alvin Adams House. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/rv043569h
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/rv043569h>.