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Bird's-eye view of the Old State House and Ames Building, State St., Boston, Mass., undated

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.7500.001 (RS1483)

Description

This view was photographed from 53 State Street and focuses on the Old State House and its balcony from which the Declaration of Independence was first read in Boston. The taller Oakes Ames Building, a short distance past the State House on Court Street, is the second tallest mason bearing-wall structure in the world. It was designed by Boston architects Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
ca. 1891
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 001483
AccessID: 2307
Other identifier: HNEDID-001483
GUSN
196508
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.7500.001

Record details

Originator
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)
Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge (Architect)
Other Organizations
Ames family
Descriptive Terms
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
bird's-eye views
capitols
commercial buildings
exterior views
intersections
public buildings
streetscapes
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Court Street (Boston, Mass.)
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)
State Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Ames Building (Boston, Mass.)
First National Bank Building (Boston, Mass.)
Old State House (Boston, Mass.)
Rogers Building (Boston, Mass.)
Sears Building (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Geographic / Mass. / Boston / State St. / Old State House / Large: Unmounted.

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