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Gen. Simon Elliot House
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Location 61 Heath St., Brookline, Massachusetts
Area 2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1824 (1824)
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Brookline MRA
NRHP reference No. 85003262
Added to NRHP October 17, 1985

The General Simon Elliot House is a historic house at 61 Heath Street in Brookline, Massachusetts. Built in 1824, it is one of the town's oldest examples of Greek Revival architecture, owned by several prominent residents. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 17, 1985.

Description and history

The General Simon Elliott House is located on a residential street in Brookline's Woodland-Heath area, at the western corner of Heath Street and Reservoir Road. A low stone wall runs along the street-facing edges of the property. The core of the house is a 1-1/2 story wood frame Greek Revival cottage, with a gabled roof and clapboarded exterior. Although the modern main entrance is on the left side as seen from the street, the original main entrance was on the street-facing south facade, sheltered by a single-story Greek Revival porch. The current main entrance is at the center of the left facade, sheltered by a rectangular Colonial Revival portico. Stylistic alterations to the exterior include Gothic-arched details, steeply pitched gabled dormers, and Colonial Revival window framing.

The house was built in 1824 by General Simon Elliot, a Scottish immigrant who served in the American Revolutionary War. Elliot was a prominent local merchant as well as a mill and factory owner, whose daughter married Thomas Handasyd Perkins, and whose granddaughter married into Boston's prominent Cabot family. It is the oldest Greek Revival house in Brookline.

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