There were two errors in the article about The Loring-Greenough House in the JP History section of the JP Gazette on Jan. 19. The Loring-Greenough House is not the oldest house in Jamaica Plain. Although it is the best-preserved colonial structure, Linden Hall on the west corner of Pond and Centre streets actually pre-dates it. John Gould erected the residence, whose walk was lined with linden trees, in 1755 for his son-in-law, Rev. John Troutbeck, assistant rector of King’s Chapel, according the Jamaica Plain Historical Society’s web site,

The article also gave the wrong schedule for tours of the house. Since last June the tours have been on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon and Sundays, noon to 2 p.m.

Gazette Staff

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