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Tileston House, cor. Prince and Margaret Streets

GC002.01.MA.3850.014 (RS98105)

Description

"John Tileston, who lived in this house, was the most noted school-master that Boston ever had. He was born in Boston, Feb. 27, 1735. In 1762 he was appointed master of the school in Bennett Street, at a salary of $500 per annum; and here he remained until 1819, when he retired; but his salary, which he richly deserved, was continued to his death, Oct. 13, 1826.

"This house where he lived so long was once a very pleasant domicile, shaded by trees, but it has been shockingly disfigured, and, added to that, it retains scarcely any semblance of its former respectability. He left no descendants." 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
Physical Description
1 colored engraving
Dimensions
3.5x 4.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection number: PR310
GUSN
198733
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.3850.014

Record details

Originator
Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892 (Author)
Descriptive Terms
historic sites
houses
Material Type
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Places or Streets: O-Z
Physical Access Restrictions
Good

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