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25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass., Entrance Hall.

PC002.USMA.Boston.047.03 (RS15890)

Description

This interior view shows the entrance hall at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. Two columns with Ionic capitals support a large ceiling beam and stand before the staircase. Wainscoting lines the walls of the entrance hall. A chandelier hangs from the ornately decorated ceiling. 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 residence.

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Details

Collection Name
Domestic interiors photographic collection
Collection Code
PC002
Dates
n.d.
Abstract
Interior photograph of the entrance hall at 25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.
Physical Description
1 photograph
Dimensions
7 1/4"x 9" (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
ACCESS ID: 2065
Old ID: 2101.00
GUSN
167475
Reference Code
PC002.USMA.Boston.047.03

Record details

Originator
Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)
Descriptive Terms
beams (structural elements)
chandeliers (hanging lights)
dwellings
entrance halls
handrails
houseplants
houses
interior decoration
interior views
lighting
stairs
wainscoting
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
spider plants
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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