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Methodist Church and playground of Roxbury Latin School with view of burial ground off Kearsarge Ave., Roxbury, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0060.001 (RS332)

Description

A view of the Warren Cemetery on Kearsarge Avenue and the rear and side of the Winthrop Street Methodist Episcopal Church on Winthrop Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. After a fire in 1868, the First Church of Roxbury built this church on Winthrop Street, which was dedicated in 1869. The Boston Latin School petitioned that the city turn over the cemetery, variously called the Warren Cemetery, Kearsarge Burying-Ground, and Kearsarge Burial Ground, to it for use as a playground in 1890, which the City Council approved later that year. A number of headstones stand on the left-hand side of a grassy area that leads up to the rear of the Church. The Roxbury Latin School can be glimpsed on the far right of the image. Neighborhood homes can be seen over a fence on the left of the image.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1890s
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000332
AccessID: 508
Other identifier: HNEDID-000332
GUSN
195187
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0060.001

Record details

Originator
Hadcock, Henry L., 1855-1931 (photographer)
Other Organizations
Roxbury Latin School (Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
Episcopal
Methodist
bell towers
brick (clay product)
cemeteries
education
exterior views
headstones (tombstones)
playgrounds
public buildings
rear
religious buildings
schoolyards
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Kearsarge Avenue (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Winthrop Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Warren Cemetery (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Winthrop Street Methodist Episcopal Church (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Hadcock

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