Agassiz, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Coordinates: 42°23′1″N 71°6′58″W / 42.38361°N 71.11611°W / 42.38361; -71.11611

Agassiz, also called Harvard North or "Area 8" or "Agassiz/Baldwin", is an unincorporated section[1] of the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and as one of the thirteen sections (neighborhoods) that make up the City of Cambridge.[2] Bounded by Massachusetts Avenue on the west, Cambridge Street, Quincy Street, and Kirkland Street on the south, Porter Square on the north, and the Somerville border on the northeast. It contains the Maria L. Baldwin Elementary School, formerly known as the Agassiz School.

It is the home to campuses of Lesley University and the Harvard University Law School. In 2005 it had a population of 5,241 residents living in 1,891 households, and the average household income was $55,380. The Agassiz neighborhood has two zip codes 02138 and 02140, which also serve the villages of West and North Cambridge, respectively.


  1. ^ "Archaic Community, District, Neighborhood Section and Village, Names in Massachusetts". Citizen Information Service. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 13 April 2008.
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