Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House

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Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House
The Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House, also known as the R. B. Forbes House, is a house museum located at 215 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. It is now a National Historic Landmark, and is open several afternoons per week. An admission fee is charged. The house was built in 1833 for their mother 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, with an interior that retains many original features including an elliptical staircase rising through three stories and much original woodwork. Interior additions (1872) include tiled fireplace surrounds in the High Victorian Gothic style. The house was used by the Forbes family until 1962, and opened as a museum in 1965. Today it is furnished with the family's furniture, art, and American, European, and Old China Trade heirlooms. The museum also contains a large collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia collected by Captain Forbes's granddaughter, Mary Bowditch Forbes, together with a replica of Lincoln's birthplace cabin on the grounds.

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