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25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass., hall

PC002.USMA.Boston.047.02 (RS15889)

Description

This interior view shows the upper hall of the William Bliss House at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. A chandelier hangs from the ornately decorated ceiling of the town house. Chairs, a sofa, and tables are arranged around the hall. A copy of Giambologna's scuplture, Mercurio, stands on a pedestal with claw-and-ball feet. Nathan Matthews helped to develop the Back Bay and built 25 Exeter Street in 1882-1884. William Bliss, president of the Boston and Albany Railroad, seems to have been the first resident. In the mid-1880s, his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Hamilton Perkins, moved into the house.

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Details

Collection Name
Domestic interiors photographic collection
Collection Code
PC002
Abstract
Interior photograph of the upper hall at 25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
7 1/4"x 9 1/2" (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
ACCESS ID: 2064
Old ID: 2100.00
GUSN
167474
Reference Code
PC002.USMA.Boston.047.02

Record details

Originator
Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)
Other People
Bliss, William, 1834-1907
Descriptive Terms
chairs (furniture forms)
chandeliers (hanging lights)
halls (interior spaces)
interior decoration
interior views
lighting
reproductions
sculpture (visual work)
stairs
tables (support furniture)
town houses
Material Type
black-and-white prints (prints on paper)
photographs
Subjects
Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
Mercurio (Sculpture)
Places
Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
William Bliss House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
HGO-01-001-F-R-1

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