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Harvard Yard

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Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the oldest part of the Harvard University campus, its historic center and modern crossroads. It contains most of the freshman dormitories, Harvard's most important libraries, Memorial Church, several classroom and departmental buildings, and the offices of senior University officials including the President of Harvard University.

42.37447°N 71.11719°W / 42.37447; -71.11719
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Harvard Yard Historic District
Harvard Yard in December 2015
Harvard Yard is located in Massachusetts
Harvard Yard
Location of Harvard Yard in Massachusetts
Harvard Yard is located in the United States
Harvard Yard
Harvard Yard (the United States)
LocationCambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Architectural styleGeorgian and Federal
NRHP reference No.73000287[1] (original)
87002137 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 6, 1973
Boundary increaseDecember 14, 1987

The Yard grew over the centuries around Harvard College's first parcel of land, purchased in 1637.[2] Today it is a grassy area of 22.4 acres (9.1 ha) bounded principally by Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge Street, Broadway, and Quincy Street. Its perimeter fencing  principally iron, with some stretches of brick  has twenty-seven gates.[3]