The Andrew Robeson House

The Andrew Robeson House (HM13HE)

Location: New Bedford, MA 02740 Bristol County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 38.129', W 70° 55.447'

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Andrew Robeson, whaling merchant and steadfast abolitionist, built this Federal-style house in 1821 on a lot on North Second Street, diagonally behind you. The estate, with its conservatory, gardens, surrounding elm trees, and white picket fence, occupied two city blocks. The brick mansion stood then and now as a testament to the profits of the New Bedford whaling industry.

During the mid-19th century many of the whaling elite built homes in this neighborhood to be close to the wharves and business district. From here they beat daily paths to the counting houses and financial institutions, where they fostered and grew their whaling fortunes.

HM NumberHM13HE
Placed ByNational Parks Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 339739 N 4611093
Decimal Degrees41.63548333, -70.92411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.129', W 70° 55.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 7.74" N, 70° 55' 26.82" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 32 William St, New Bedford MA 02740, US
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