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Refectory, Franklin Park, Roxbury, Mass.

PC001.03.01.TMP.074 (RS463)

Description

A picture postcard shows an exterior view of The Refectory, the restaurant in Franklin Park in Boston. Hartwell & Richardson, 60 Devonshire Street in Boston, designed the building which was completed in 1895. The building featured a pergola, a rooftop garden, and private dining rooms. The archietctural style is Renaissance Revival, as seen in the Palladian windows and second-story loggia. During its lifetime, the Refectory also served other functions, for example as a branch of the Boston Public Library and a school for children with tuberculosis. The city tore down the building in 1971.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1910s-1936
Physical Description
1 postcard
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000463
AccessID: 688
Other identifier: HNEDID-000463
GUSN
195346
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.074

Record details

Other People
Hartwell, Henry W., 1833-1919
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Richardson, William S., 1873-1931
Other Organizations
Hartwell & Richardson
Descriptive Terms
Renaissance Revival
commercial buildings
exterior views
loggias
parks (recreation areas)
restaurants
Material Type
photographs
photomechanical prints
picture postcards
Subjects
Blue Hill Avenue (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
Refectory Hill (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Geo.: Small: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park: Postcards

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