AAA Editor Notes
Oakleigh Garden Historic District, surrounding Oakleigh House Museum and Washington Sq., contains some of the city's finest late 19th-century residences. The district is characterized by architectural details that followed individual tastes rather than an adherence to strict stylistic designs. The result is a mix of early 20th-century mansions set amid modest cottages and simple houses. The district is known for its flowers and canopy of oaks.