Green-Taft House

If you didn’t come to party, don’t bother knocking on the Green’s door. They were ready to party like it was 1899.

The 1866 house in Arlington, Mass., was built for for D.P. Green and became a hub for Arlington society around the 1890s. Green owned a streetcar manufacturing business in St. Louis, and the sheer size of his house made it the gathering spot for church socials as well as more exciting functions “in a small hall at the top of the house where neighborhood dancing parties were often held,” says the MACRIS database.

119 Pleasant St. Arlington

During the early 20th century, the Waterman Taft family lived here, and that is the name by which it is more commonly known. However, we think we’d prefer to bust a move with the Greens.

With a few small exceptions, this building retains its original appearance, however, it now functions as apartments.

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