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Exterior view of the Patrick Andrew Collins House, Dorchester, Mass., undated

PC001.02.01.USMA.0790.0050.001 (RS130)

Description

This view from the driveway shows the Patrick Andrew Collins House in the Ronan Park area of Dorchester, Boston. Patrick Collins was mayor of Boston (1902-1905) and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1883-1889). From the Dorchester Athenaeum website: "He moved into his Ronan Park estate around 1894. This house was a cupola-topped Italianate mansion that stood south of the Harris-Capen House. Nothing remains of the Collins estate but his associations with Mount Ida represent an important piece of Ronan Park's history. In a way his legacy as a hard working man lives on in the three-decker housing that was built on his former estate at 45 to 69 Mt. Ida Road that was built from 1910 to 1918 for working class, mostly Irish commuters."

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1916
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000130
AccessID: 230
Other identifier: HNEDID-000130
GUSN
194919
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0790.0050.001

Record details

Variant Title
Exterior view of the General P.A. Collins House, Dorchester, Mass.
Other People
Collins, Patrick A. (Patrick Andrew), 1844-1905
Descriptive Terms
Italianate (North American architecture styles )
cupolas
driveways
dwellings
exterior views
houses
side (positional attribute)
trellises
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Ronan Park (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
city life
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Patrick Andrew Collins House (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Dorchester: Modern: Residential: Unmounted: Folder 1 of 3

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