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Aaron D. Williams mansion, Roxbury, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0070.004 (RS303)

Description

An exterior view of the mansion built by industrialist and Boston alderman Aaron Davis Williams, Jr. in 1872 at 300 Walnut Avenue in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Davis named his home Oak Bend, which a subsequent owner changed to Abbotsford after Sir Walter Scott's ancestral keep. The house is made of Roxbury pudding stone and Nova Scotia sandstone. A gabled tower soars above the edifice. The mansion sits on estate adorned with oak trees and apple orchards. After the building slipped into decline in the 1970s, the National Center of Afro-American Artists purchased the property, renovated it, and uses it for a museum.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1880s-1900s
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000303
AccessID: 480
Other identifier: HNEDID-000303
GUSN
195159
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0070.004

Record details

Originator
Halliday Historic Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)
Other People
Williams, Aaron Davis, Jr.
Other Organizations
National Center of Afro-American Artists. Museum
Descriptive Terms
Gothic Revival
exterior views
industrialists
mansions
pudding stone
sandstone
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Walnut Avenue (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
towers
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Oak Bend (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)

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