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Forbes House Museum
215 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186
The Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House, also known as the R. B. Forbes House and Forbes House Museum (and formerly as the American China Trade Museum), is a house museum in Milton, Massachusetts. It is now a National Historic Landmark, and is open to the public. This house tells the story of an American entrepreneurial family involved in the China Trade in the mid to late 1800s. The house was built in 1833 for their mother, Margaret Perkins, by Captain Robert Bennet Forbes, John Murray Forbes, and their sisters. It was designed in an unusual Greek Revival style by Boston architect Isaiah Rogers and is now one of two surviving examples of Rogers' early domestic work.
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