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House of the Angel Guardian, Vernon St., Roxbury, Mass.

PC001.04.01.USMA.1540.0010.004 (RS321)

Description

An exterior view of the House of the Angel Guardian at 85 Vernon Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Rev. George F. Haskins established this orphanage and reformatory wayward boys in 1851 and, when the institution outgrew its original locations, purchased land at Vernon Street and built this structure. Two years after his death in 1872, a group of the Brothers of Charity from Montreal assumed the management of the House. The central division of the building is four stories high and is flanked by two-story wings. Above the arched entrance way is a pedimented niche with a sculpture of an adult and a child. A cupola with narrow arched windows and a Latin cross tops the roof. Several people sit against the fence that surrounds the building and several figures stand at the top of staircase leading to the front entrance.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1870s-1890s
Physical Description
1 stereograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000321
AccessID: 498
Other identifier: HNEDID-000321
GUSN
195177
Reference Code
PC001.04.01.USMA.1540.0010.004

Record details

Other People
Haskins, George Foxcroft, 1806-1872
Other Organizations
Brothers of Charity
Descriptive Terms
Latin crosses (crosses)
Roman Catholicism
cupolas
exterior views
niches
orphanages (buildings)
outdoor sculpture
reformatories (buildings)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
stereographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Ruggles Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Vernon Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Stereo views: Mass.: Roxbury

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