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Norfolk House, Roxbury, Mass.

Description

"This well-known house, located in one of the pleasantest parts of Roxbury, is now owned and kept by Mr. Horace King, so noted as the successful proprietor for many years of the Roxbury omnibus line, by which he amassed a fortune. The Norfolk House was built, if we remember rightly, some twenty-five years ago, and when first opened to the public, was immediately filled with company and became a favorite resort from its vicinity to the city. A large additional wing was called for, containing a large number of rooms, and a splendid ball room, in which the Roxbury assemblies met. The house has seen some vicissitudes, but in the hands of its present proprietor it is well patronized and well kept, and may be set down as one of the quietest and pleasantest hotels within the same distance of Boston."

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Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1855
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1922-02-13
Physical Description
engraving on newsprint
Dimensions
4.5x 8(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection number: PR349
Credit Line
Gift of L. Jenkins, 1922
GUSN
198839
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.6800.002

Record details

Originator
Ballou's Pictorial (Publisher)
Schenck & Pilliner (Boston, Mass.) (Engraver)
Other People
King, Horace, fl. 1858
Descriptive Terms
exterior views
hotels (public accommodations)
Material Type
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Norfolk House Hotel (Roxbury, Mass.)
Location Note
Prints: Roxbury, Mass.
Physical Access Restrictions
Good

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