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25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.

PC002.USMA.Boston.047.05 (RS15892)

Description

This interior view shows what is possibly a parlor or library at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. A chandelier hangs from the ornately decorated ceiling. A desk stands near the fireplace. A three-paned mirror flanked by candle branches sits atop the fireplace mantel. Half bookcases line the wall on both sides of the fireplace. 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 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: 2067
Old ID: 2103.00
GUSN
167477
Reference Code
PC002.USMA.Boston.047.05

Record details

Originator
Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)
Descriptive Terms
bookcases
chandeliers (hanging lights)
desks
dwellings
houses
interior decoration
interior views
lighting
mirrors
overmantel mirrors
wainscoting
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
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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