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Exterior view of 198 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2800.001 (RS18540)

Description

An exterior view of the four-story, Richardsonian Romanesque row houses at 196 (on the left) and 198 Commonwealth Avenue (on the right) in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. Peabody and Stearns designed 196, built in 1881, for Mrs. Elizabeth Elliot Torrey Spooner, the widow of merchant Daniel Nicolson Spooner. Allen and Kenway designed 198, built in 1880, for housewares merchant William A. Matthews. At 196 Commonwealth Avenue , the recessed entrance is to the left of curved bay windows that carry through the third floor and is crowned with a balustrade. At 198 Commonwealth Avenue , the arched recessed entrance, topped by a balustrade, is to the left of a tower surmounted with a conical roof. Dormers with sunburst crowns project from the sloping roof.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1882-1900s
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000357
AccessID: 540
Other identifier: HNEDID-000357
GUSN
195217
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2800.001

Record details

Originator
Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)
Other People
Allen, Francis A.
Kenway, Arthur
Matthews, William A.
Spooner, Elizabeth Elliot
Welch, William
Other Organizations
Allen and Kenway
Hewitt and Webster
Peabody & Stearns (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
Richardsonian Romanesque
balustrades
bay windows
crowns (architectural elements)
dormers
exterior views
gables (architectural elements)
row houses
sunbursts
towers (building divisions)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Commonwealth Avenue (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
Places
Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Boston: Commonwealth Ave. (Exeter- Fairfield)

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