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Little Sisters of the Poor, Roxbury, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0100.005 (RS317)

Description

An exterior view of the Home for the Aged Poor of the Little Sisters of the Poor at 424 Dudley Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts from the intersection of Dudley Street and Woodward Avenue. The building is four stories high, is designed in the Second Empire style, and is constructed of brick with granite trimmings. A high brick wall surrounds the building. The wing facing Dudley Street and opposite the entrance gate is the chapel, topped with a gable that includes a niche with a sculpture and is surmounted with a cross. The numerous windows are arched and crowned with keystones and have shutters. The bell tower is turreted and surmounted with a cross. Boston architect Charles J. Bateman designed the building.

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: 000317
AccessID: 494
Other identifier: HNEDID-000317
GUSN
195173
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0100.005

Record details

Originator
Boston Post Card Co. (Photographic studio)
Clark, William T. (Photographer)
Other People
Bateman, Charles J., 1851-1940
Other Organizations
Little Sisters of the Poor
Descriptive Terms
Latin crosses (crosses)
Roman Catholicism
Second Empire
bell towers
brick (clay product)
chapels (rooms or structures)
exterior views
granite (rock)
niches
oculi (openings)
outdoor sculpture
shutters (opening components)
walls
welfare buildings
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Dudley Square (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Dudley Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Magazine Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Mount Pleasant (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Woodward Avenue (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
elderly poor
older people -- housing
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Home for the Aged Poor (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Modern: Public and Commercial Buildings: Unmounted

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