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Coliseum, Boston

GC002.01.MA.1700.001 (RS97099)

Description

The item verso provides dimension information for the building: length, 550 feet, width, 350 feet, seating capacity, 50,000 and area of building, 4 1/2 acres. The World Peace Jubilee and International Music Festival was held in Boston in 1872 to commemorate the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The Boston Coliseum, which housed the event, was designed by William Preston and intended to be a temporary structure. The event was organized by composer and bandmaster Patrick Gilmore.

Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1872
Physical Description
1 color engraving
Dimensions
4x 6(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR45a
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR45b
GUSN
198329
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.1700.001

Record details

Originator
Arthur W. Locke & Co. (Printer)
Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910 (Architect)
Other People
Gilmore, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1829-1892
Other Organizations
World’s Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival (1872 : Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
concerts
exterior views
festivals
music
peace
temporary buildings
wars
Material Type
engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Copley Square (Boston, Mass.)
Dartmouth Street (Boston, Mass.)
Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871
St. James Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
St. James Park (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Boston Coliseum (St. James Park, Boston, Mass., 1872)
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Boston Coliseum and Copley Square
Physical Access Restrictions
Good

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