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Detail working drawing of the Head House, Marine Park, South Boston, Mass., 1898

AR001.USMA.0250.003 (RS475)

Description

Boston city architect Edmund March Wheelwright designed these working drawings for the Head House at Marine Park in South Boston, Massachusetts. This is plate 89 from the publication, "Municipal Architecture in Boston by Edmund M. Wheelwright, City Architect, 1891-1895", volume II, edited by Francis W. Chandler, published by Bates & Guild Co. in 1898 in Boston. The drawings are of a front elevation and two front sections. Wheelwright designed the building in a German-inflected Tudor Revival half-timbered style, said to have been influenced by the German Pavilion at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The Head House, which opened on June 17, 1896, served as the entrance to the pier and contained various facilities including dressing rooms for bathers and a restaurant.

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Details

Collection Name
General architectural and cartographic collection
Collection Code
AR001
Dates
1898
Physical Description
1 section and 1 exterior elevation on 1 sheet
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000475
AccessID: 701
Other identifier: HNEDID-000475
GUSN
195359
Reference Code
AR001.USMA.0250.003

Record details

Originator
Wheelwright, Edmund March, 1854-1912 (Architect)
Other Organizations
Boston (Mass.). Board of Park Commissioners
Descriptive Terms
Germanic
Tudor Revival
entrances
half-timber construction
piers (marine landings)
Material Type
architectural drawings (visual works)
exterior elevations
sections (orthographic projections)
working drawings
Subjects
Marine Park (South Boston, Boston, Mass.)
head houses (piers)
Places
South Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Head House, South Boston Marine Park (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Transparencies: Library and Archives: Architectural Drawings, Original Art, and Plot Plans
Publications Referencing This Collection
(1898.). Municipal architecture in Boston, from designs by Edmund M. Wheelwright, city architect, 1891 to 1895. Ed. by Francis W. Chandler .... Bates & Guild Company,.

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