Loring Greenough House was built in 1760 by Commodore Loring and then owned by the Greenough Family from 1783 to 1924.
At that time the House was purchased by the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club. The Club was founded in 1896 as an educational and philanthropic organization for women. The Tuesday Club met to discuss all matters of interest to the local community.
The Loring family left the House in August of 1774 for the safety of Boston and then for England in 1776.
The House became a bakery for Colonial Forces and, following the Battle of Bunker Hill, a Hospital. The Loring Greenough House is the only surviving Hospital used for this purpose in Boston.
For a brief period the House became the HQ for General Nathanael Greene when he came from Rhode Island to participate in the Seige of Boston. Gardner's Regiment, following the Battle of Bunker Hill, became a unit of Greene's Army under General George Washington.
Gardner's Regiment has been honored to encamp on this historic site. It is a testimonial to the history of those forces which joined together to free Boston from Imperial Rule.
The House which is now open to the public contains an extensive selection of American Furniture and decorative arts from the 18th to the 20th Century. American and European art decorate its rooms.
Join us - come help us bring Loring Greenough's Colonial and Revolutionary War history alive.