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Remains of the Beebe House, center, next to the State House, Boston, Mass., March 1917

PC001.03.01.TMP.053 (RS285)

Description

A view up Beacon Street past the Beebe-Brewer houses to the State House. The mansions, built by two Boston merchants, James Madison Beebe and Gardner Brewer, on the grounds of the John Hancock House after that landmark was destroyed, were demolished to make room for the lawn of the new West Wing of the State House. The Swift-McNutt Company of Boston tore down the buildings. Road work is being done on Beacon Street.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1917-03
Date Notes
March 1917
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000285
AccessID: 409
Other identifier: HNEDID-000285
GUSN
195091
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.053

Record details

Originator
Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947 (photographer)
Other People
Beebe, James M. (James Madison), 1809-1875
Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844
Other Organizations
Swift-McNutt Co.
Descriptive Terms
brownstones (houses)
capitols
demolition
exterior views
façades
mansions
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)
Gardner Brewer House (Boston, Mass.)
James M. Beebe House (Boston, Mass.)
streets -- maintenance and repair
Places
Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Massachusetts State House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Geo.: Small: Mass.: Boston: Beacon St.: Brewer-Beebe House: Demolition: Photos

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