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The Gardner House

Description

This is a very old house on Pleasant Street, in Dorchester, built in all probability at least 200 years ago, but by whom cannot be ascertained. Ebenezer Niles lived here in the early part of the century. He was a merchant on Central Wharf, Boston, of the firm of Newell & Niles; but whether an ancestor of his built the house is uncertain. It afterward came into possession of the Gardner family, and was sold very recently, and will either be taken down or moved to another place. The rounded corners of this house were added by Governor Gardner's father." From "Homes of Our Forefathers in Boston, Old England and Boston, New England" by Edwin Whitefield, 1889.

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Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1945-04-12
Physical Description
1 colored engraving
Dimensions
4.5x 3(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection number: PR335
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. W.S. Appleton, 1945
GUSN
198826
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.4600.005

Record details

Originator
Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892 (Author)
Other People
Gardner, Henry J. (Henry Joseph), 1819-1892
Descriptive Terms
historic sites
houses
Material Type
engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Prints: Dorchester, Mass.
Physical Access Restrictions
Good

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