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Presentation of a silver bowl to Colonel Everett Chamberlin Benton on his birthday by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts at Bellmont, the Cushing-Col. Benton Estate, Belmont, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.0250.0050.005 (RS18736)

Description

A rear 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. Colonel Benton was a captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts and he invited the Company to his estate for their first field day in 100 years on September 25, 1911. Captain J. Stearns Cushing of the Governor's Council presented a silver bowl to him in celebration of his 49th birthday on behalf of the Company. The event drew large crowds to the grounds his estate.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
25 September 1911
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000488
AccessID: 665
Other identifier: HNEDID-000488
GUSN
195331
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0250.0050.005

Record details

Originator
Benjamin, Asher, 1773-1845 (Architect)
Other People
Benton, Everett Chamberlin, d. 1924
Cushing, John Perkins, 1787-1862
Other Organizations
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts
Descriptive Terms
Greek Revival
birthdays
ceremonies
dwellings
exterior views
houses
lawns (landscaped grass)
punch bowls
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
military organizations
patriotic societies
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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