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Margaret Fuller – Born in Cambridge 200 Years Ago Today

Margaret Fuller lived briefly at 42 Brattle Street Cambridge

Margaret Fuller lived briefly at 42 Brattle Street Cambridge

Today is the 200th anniversary of Margaret Fuller‘s birth. Fuller was born in Cambridge on May 23, 1810. Her birthplace at 71 Cherry Street still stands.  Margaret Fuller was a  noted feminist, author, editor and Transcendentalist.

Today 71 Cherry Street is a National Historic Landmark. The house was built by Margaret’s father, Timothy Fuller in 1807.  In 1902 one of the earliest settlement houses in the US was started here, the Margaret Fuller House, serving the immigrant community in the city. 

Now known as the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, the organization recently completed a restoration of the Fuller birthplace.  Neighborhood services provided here include daycare and summer programs, an emergency food pantry and a computer lab.

For a brief time, Fuller and her family lived at 42 Brattle Street in Harvard Square.  The Brattle House, now owned by the Cambridge Center for Adult Ed, was built in 1727 and named for General William Brattle who owned the house at the time of the Revolutionary War.

Margaret Fuller died in 1850 in a ship wreck off Fire Island.  Though her body was never recovered there is a Fuller memorial at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.

The Margaret Fuller birthplace is at 71 Cherry Street, Cambridge MA 02139.  Fuller and her family lived at 42 Brattle Street, Cambridge MA 02138 from 1831 to 1833.

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