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

PC001.02.01.USMA.0250.0050.004 (RS18734)

Description

An exterior side view 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 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
1900s-1920s
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000487
AccessID: 664
Other identifier: HNEDID-000487
GUSN
195330
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0250.0050.004

Record details

Originator
Benjamin, Asher, 1773-1845
Other People
Benton, Everett Chamberlin, d. 1924
Cushing, John Perkins, 1787-1862
Descriptive Terms
Greek Revival
dwellings
exterior views
houses
lawns (landscaped grass)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
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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