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Exterior view of 25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.3700.001 (RS18538)

Description

An exterior view of the recessed entrance at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. A three-centered arch creates the area for a staircase leading to the front door. The arch is flanked by brackets with lion's heads that support an entablature on which rests a projecting mullioned window. To the left of the arch is a smaller arched window, also flanked by the brackets. Nathan Matthews helped to develop the Back Bay and built 25 Exeter Street in 1882-1884. William Bliss, president of the Boston and Albany Railroad, seems to have been the first resident. In the mid-1880s, his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Hamilton Perkins, moved in.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1885-1900s
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000356
AccessID: 539
Other identifier: HNEDID-000356
GUSN
195216
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.3700.001

Record details

Originator
Peabody & Stearns (Boston, Mass.) (Architect)
Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)
Other People
Bliss, William, 1834-1907
Matthews, Nathan, 1814-1904
Other Organizations
H. McLauglin and McNeil Brothers
Peabody & Stearns (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
Richardsonian Romanesque
brackets (structural elements)
doorways
exterior views
mullions
three-centered arches
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
Places
Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
William Bliss House (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Geographic Collection / Mass. / Boston / Exeter St. / Large

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