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Ochtorlony House, North Street

GC002.01.MA.2650.003 (RS97526)

Description

"The exact age of this house is not known; Dr. John Perkins lived here in 1695. It was sold to Capt. Edward Martyn, in 1717, and his widow sold it to Andrew Tyler, whose wife was sister to Sir William Pepperell. In 1762 it was purchased by Capt. David Ochtorlony, a son of the Laird of Pitforthy, in Scotland. Captain Ochtorlony's son David entered the British army, in which he attained high distinction, becoming Major-General and a Knight of the Grand Cross of Bath. His father died in this house, and it has since had several owners, and the front on North Street has been entirely changed; but the side and end retain their antique appearance, except the windows, which have modern sashes in them." From "Homes of Our Forefathers in Boston, Old England and Boston, New England" by Edwin Whitefield, 1889.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
ca. 1868
Physical Description
1 color lithograph
Dimensions
10x 9(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR141
GUSN
198521
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.2650.003

Record details

Originator
Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892 (Author)
Descriptive Terms
exterior views
houses
Material Type
color lithographs
prints (visual works)
Subjects
North Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: North Street
Physical Access Restrictions
Good

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