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Town houses of James M. Beebe & Gardner Brewer House, covering the John Hancock Estate on Beacon Street, Boston, Mass.

AR002.TMP.008 (RS209)

Description

This presentation drawing depicts the front elevation of the French Renaissance double town houses at 29-30 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, designed by Gridley James Fox Bryant as the homes of James M. Beebe (30 Beacon Street) and Gardner Brewer (29 Beacon Street). The John Hancock House had been located on this site until it was demolished in 1863. These houses were taken down to make way for the expansion of the Massachusetts State House in 1917.

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Details

Collection Name
Luther Briggs, Jr. architectural collection
Collection Code
AR002
Dates
1864
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1995
Physical Description
1 presentation drawing : graphite, ink, and watercolor on wove paper ; 11 1/2 x 14 7/8 inches
Dimensions
11 1/2x 14 7/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000209
AccessID: 342
Other identifier: HNEDID-000209
GUSN
195028
Reference Code
AR002.TMP.008

Record details

Originator
Bryant, Gridley James Fox, 1816-1899 (architect)
Other People
Beebe, James M. (James Madison), 1809-1875
Brewer, Gardner, 1806-1874
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Descriptive Terms
Renaissance Revival
double houses
town houses
Material Type
architectural drawings (visual works)
exterior elevations
presentation drawings (gifts)
Subjects
Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Gardner Brewer House (Boston, Mass.)
James M. Beebe House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Architectural Drawings / Transparencies: Architectural Drawings, Original Art, Plot Plans

Comments

Town houses of James M. Beebe & Gardner Brewer House, covering the John Hancock Estate on Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. #

AvatarPosted by John on July 27, 2015
The Beebe family lived at 30 Beacon Street and the Brewer family lived at 29 Beacon Street (later the home office of Ginn & Co.). No. 30 is the rowhouse on the left side of the drawing and No. 29 is on the right side. As you travel down Beacon Street the house numbers gets higher.

RE: Town houses of James M. Beebe & Gardner Brewer House, covering the John Hancock Estate on Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. #

AvatarPosted by Abigail Cramer on August 17, 2015
Hello John,

Thank you for correcting our mixup of the addresses for the two families. I have corrected the record to reflect the correct information.

Many thanks,
Abigail Cramer
Librarian/Archivist
Historic New England