The history of the Loring-Greenough House begins in 1760 when Joshua Loring, a commodore in the English Colonial naval forces constructed the large four-square frame residence in the historic center of Jamaica Plain. An outstanding example of Georgian Colonial architecture, the House was the hub of a large and actively developed farm that was Loring’s chief interest following his retirement from military service. His life as a distinguished member of the Colonial gentry came to an abrupt end with the bitter factionalism of the incipient Revolution. He fled the House in August 1774, for the greater security of Boston. He and his family permanently left Boston for England, in 1776.....
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