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Exterior view of the façade of Bellmont, the Cushing-Col. Benton Estate, Belmont, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.0250.0050.002 (RS18696)

Description

A view of the front façade of the John Perkins Cushing-Colonel Everett Chamberlin Benton House at 75 Oakley Road in Belmont, Massachusetts. J.P. Cushing named his estate "Bellmont" after a "gentle eminence at its center that provided views toward Fresh Pond and the Mystic River valley." The property was originally in a part of Watertown that later became the town of Belmont, which was named after the estate. Asher Benjamin designed the Greek Revival house and five greenhouses with participation from Cushing. Construction began in 1840 and was completed some fifteen years later. Colonel Benton, a businessman who founded the Massachusetts Fire and Maritime Insurance Company and was a Republican politician, purchased the estate in 1903 and lived there until he died on February 5, 1924.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1922
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000453
AccessID: 662
Other identifier: HNEDID-000453
GUSN
195328
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0250.0050.002

Record details

Originator
Benjamin, Asher, 1773-1845 (Architect)
Other People
Benton, Everett Chamberlin, d. 1924
Cushing, John Perkins, 1787-1862
Descriptive Terms
Greek Revival
driveways
dwellings
exterior views
façades
houses
porte-cochères
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Oakley Road (Belmont, Mass.)
Places
Belmont (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
John Perkins Cushing Estate (Belmont, Mass.)
Location Note
Geo.: Small: Mass.: Belmont: Cushing Estate: Photos

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