House of General Charles G. Loring
Prides Crossing, Massachusetts
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Sam Codman
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The Vincent J. Scully, Jr. Center on Shingle Style Architecture
at the General Charles G. Loring House

The Friends of the General Charles G. Loring House are seeking to raise funds to donate this significant example of Shingle-style architecture to Historic New England as a study property. As such, this exceptional house and landscape will be preserved and access will be available to scholars and others interested in learning more about 19th century architecture, William Ralph Emerson’s legacy and the stories of the Loring, Shaw and Codman families.

The first phase of fundraising is to secure the initial purchase of the property by the Friends group. Once this first phase is successfully reached, additional funds will be needed to endow the property and ensure its long-term care and maintenance. When both phases of fundraising are complete, the property and endowment are to be transferred to Historic New England. 

In the event that funding goals for the study property purchase and endowment are not met, Historic New England is willing to accept the property into its nationally-recognized Stewardship easement program, with a smaller endowment, so that significant exterior, interior and open space features will be protected while the property remains in private ownership.  

About Historic New England

Founded in 1910, Historic New England (formerly known as the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities), is a regional organization headquartered in Boston at the 1796 Otis House Museum. Historic New England owns and operates thirty-six historic house museums dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The Library and Archives contain more than one million historical photographs, architectural drawings, and other documents related to New England, and is open to the public by reservation. The collection of domestic artifacts is the largest and best documented in the country and includes more than 110,000 objects such as wallpapers, costumes, textiles, ceramics, glassware, paintings, and other New England household items. In addition, Historic New England holds preservation easements on more than seventy privately owned historic buildings. Historic New England shares the region's architecture, landscapes, objects, and stories through innovative programs and tours. Historic New England serves the public by both preserving and presenting New England heritage. For more information, please visit