Loring-Greenough House 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3105
We preserve the Loring-Greenough House, an historic house on two acres of heritage gardens in the center of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The property is a base for community educational and cultural programs, historic tours, and social events; its members are committed to fostering civic and community spirit in the community. The 1760 house, headquarters to a diverse membership, is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture. Its builder, British Commodore Joshua Loring of French and Indian War fame, had a sophisticated eye and a heavy purse. It is thought that ship timbers were used in framing the building. Loring fled the Colonies at the outbreak of the Revolution, leaving his estate to its fate as a headquarters for Major General Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island. Greene was indispensible to General George Washington and quickly moved up after the Siege of Boston. The house became the first and now is one of the few surviving Revolutionary War hospitals.
Arts & Culture, Community, Volunteerism & Philanthropy, Education – Other, Environment