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Capen House

GC002.01.MA.3850.017 (RS98096)

Description

"This was built by a descendant of Bernard Capen, who came to this country 1633, and settled in Dorchester. He was a very old man when he came to this country, as he died five years afterward, aged seventy-six. His gravestone is supposed to have been the oldest in New England.

"This house is on Union Street, corner of Marshall Lane, and was for several generations owned and occupied by the Capen family. It was once the great dry-goods store of Boston; and here Benj. Thomspon (afterward Count Rumford) and Samuel Parkman served as apprentices to Hopestill Capen." From "Homes of Our Forefathers in Boston, Old England and Boston, New England" by Edwin Whitefield, 1889.

Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Physical Description
1 colored engraving
Dimensions
4.5x 3.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collections number: PR319
GUSN
198779
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.3850.017

Record details

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

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