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Historic Russell-Howland House

1061 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

Contract Pending - Accepting Offers


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Property Description

The Historic Russell-Howland House (c 1830) was built by a New Bedford founding family member and occupied by some of the area’s most prominent characters including the infamous Hetty Green (Witch of Wall Street), and coach maker Henry Forbes. It was later used by the Sisters of St. Joseph as a hospital (1873) and convent (1888). The original granite mansion and brick annex are located in the Opportunity Zone and pending Transit Overlay District and house over 15,000 square feet of office and conference space. This property has both housing and commercial use potential (with approvals). There are 28 onsite parking spaces and over 442’ of frontage on 3 streets, providing plenty of additional parking. While the old charm remains, owners have completed historically approved renovations, including replacing windows in 2016; brick repointing, wood restoration and painting (using long-life paint) in 2017; burner conversion from oil to gas in 2014; and roof and gutter repairs in 2012. Conveniently located just off of Route 18 and in close proximity to the waterfront and future New Bedford Rail Station (2023), this area is ripe for development. Subject to leaseback to Seller through end of August 2022.

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Ideal for Office or Housing Redevelopment




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Property Location

1061 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

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