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New Jail and Keeper's House, at South Boston, Mass.

GC002.02.036 (RS172)

Description

Gridley James Fox Bryant designed a new Suffolk County jail and jail keeper's house to be built in South Boston, Massachusetts. The three-story Federal-style building in front of the jail was to be the warden's house. The Boston Common Council rejected the design for the house and accepted the design for the jail. Community opposition halted the plan to build the jail in South Boston, which was later built on Charles Street in Boston. The print is dated August 1845.

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Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1845
Date Notes
August 1845
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 lithograph
Dimensions
10.75x 18.25(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000172
AccessID: 251
Other identifier: HNEDID-000172
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: 36OVR
Credit Line
Git of the estate of Dr. Sturgis Bigelow.
GUSN
194940
Reference Code
GC002.02.036

Record details

Originator
Billings, Hammatt, 1818-1874 (Designer)
Bryant, Gridley James Fox, 1816-1899 (Architect)
J.H. Bufford & Co. (printer)
Descriptive Terms
Federal
Rundbogenstil
dwellings
houses
jails (buildings)
proposals
Material Type
lithographs
prints (visual works)
Subjects
prison wardens
Places
South Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Suffolk county (Massachusetts) [county]
Places (Buildings)
Suffolk County (Mass.). Jail
Location Note
Vertical file 4: OVR 31-40
Publications Referencing This Collection
Groce, George C., Wallace, David H.. The New-York Historical Society's dictionary of artists in America, 1564-1860 / by George C. Groce and David H. Wallace.. // Page 49..
Physical Access Restrictions
Good -- a margin tear with stain from Scotch tape

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