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Shirley-Eustis House Association

33 Shirley Street, Boston, MA 02119

The Shirley–Eustis House is is one of four remaining mansions of royal governors in the United States. It was built between 1747 and 1751 on 33 acres in Roxbury by William Shirley (1694–1771), Royal Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. In the 1980s, historical architect Robert G. Neiley and the Shirley Eustis House Association spearheaded the salvation of the crumbling structure. Extensive restoration, carried out by Neiley himself in collaboration with McGinley Hart & Associates, began in the 1980s, and in 1991 the house opened to the public. The restoration, which included restoring the grounds to include an orchard, period perennial beds, parterre gardens, and a large lawn, won a Boston Preservation Alliance award for the best-restored small-scale structure in the City of Boston.

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