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House of Louis Prang, Centre St. near Gardner St., Roxbury, Mass.

PC001.04.01.USMA.1540.0010.006 (RS324)

Description

An exterior view of the Louis Prang House at 45 Centre Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Built in 1856 in the Italianate style, two polygonal bay windows flank the front door, which is adorned with trellises. The columns of the entrance way support a balustraded balcony. A widow's peak crowns the three stories of the house. A large smokestack of Prang's art publishing factory rises into the air from below the hill on which the house is located. There appears to be a small greenhouse to the left of the house. The leading art publisher of his day, Prang introduced chromolithography at his factory in Roxbury and printed the first Christmas cards in the United States.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1870s-1900s
Physical Description
1 stereograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000324
AccessID: 500
Other identifier: HNEDID-000324
GUSN
195179
Reference Code
PC001.04.01.USMA.1540.0010.006

Record details

Other People
Prang, Louis, 1824-1909
Other Organizations
L. Prang & Co.
Descriptive Terms
Italianate (North American architecture styles )
bay windows
exterior views
greenhouses
mansions
publishers
smokestacks
trellises
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
stereographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Centre Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Gardner Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Roxbury Highlands (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Louis Prang House (Roxbury, Mass.)
Location Note
Stereo views: Mass.: Roxbury

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