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10 Chester St Cambridge MA Condos

10 Chester St Cambridge Condos

10 Chester St Cambridge Condos

The condos at 10 Chester Street in Cambridge are in one of the handsomest Victorian buildings in town, the Chester Kingsley House.  10 Chester Street was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.  It is a beautifully preserved Queen Anne Victorian with a corner turret and exterior ornamentation intact.

Today the building houses seven condominiums.  Chester Street is a popular location – just off Mass Ave, not far from Porter Square, with the heart of Davis Square at the other end of the street.

History of 10 Chester Street Cambridge 

10 Chester Street was built for Chester W. Kingsley in 1866.  Kingsley was a self-made man whose successes came in banking and business.  He paid his way through school by doing odd jobs, began his banking career as a messenger, and made his fortune in the wholesale provision business.

In an 1898 article in the New York Times about Kingsley’s charitable bequests, Chester Kingsley describes his attitude towards money with this: “I don’t smoke, because I have always felt that every cigar was burning up the price of a loaf of bread.”  His successes and frugality enabled him to donate large sums to a variety of educational institutions.

Kingsley died on January 1, 1904.   The house was converted to a nursing home in 1913 and an addition put on the back.  In the 1960s it became an apartment building. In 1983 it was restored and converted to condominiums.  Beautiful original details including ornamental moldings, paneling, fireplaces, a handsome paneled staircase and magnificent front door with stained glass windows have been preserved.

Details of 10 Chester Street Cambridge Condos

  • 7 condominiums
  • One bedrooms (870 – 1148 sq.ft.)
  • Two bedrooms (1388 – 1709 sq.ft.)
  • One and two-level condos
  • Fireplaces in some units
  • Large common yard with gardens, fountains and patios
  • Parking

Condo Sales at 10 Chester Street

There hasn’t been a condo for sale at 10 Chester Street since 2009.  In 2009 a 1,388 square foot two-bedroom condo on the first floor and lower level sold for $444,500.

If a condo is for sale at 10 Chester Street, Cambridge MA 02140 it will appear below.  Click on the small photo for additonal photographs and more information.

The Chester Kingsley Condominiums are located at 10 Chester St Cambridge MA 02140.

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  1. Martha Elliott

    I am Chester Kingsley’s great grand daughter, and several years ago I was given a tour of #10 by Tom Sudko. I infer from your posting that his was the unit on the first floor (dinnig room) and below was the one sold in 2009. Do you know of a way I could get in touch with him?
    I gave him some Kingsley memorabilia.
    Martha Elliott
    Denver Colorado

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