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Exterior view of the Masonic Temple building and Grand Lodge headquarters for the City of Boston, 186 Tremont Street at Boylston Street, Boston, Mass., ca. 1884

PC001.01.TMP.083 (RS98808)

Description

The second Masonic Temple building on this site was dedicated in 1867 but destroyed by fire in 1895. The image offers a view down Boylston Street to the intersection with Washington Street. A sign for Sage's Trunk Depot can be seen at the Washington Street intersection. Advertising can be seen on the rear of the Park Theatre building located on Washington Street. A few of the identified businesses on Tremont Street include the Boston Dress Cutting College, Home Savings Bank and Ivers & Pond Pianos. Streetcar tracks can be seen on Tremont and Boylston Streets

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1884
Date of Acquisition
June 1982
Physical Description
1 photographic print ; 14 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches
Inscriptions
Recto of mount: [stamped with photographer's name and address:] A.H. Folsom, Photographer 48 Alleghany St. Boston; Verso of mat: Exchange: Henry Deeks Cambridge, Ma June 1982 [in a different hand:] Tremont St. c.1880s
Dimensions
14.25x 16.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 92
OVP Number: OVP0083
Credit Line
Exchange with Henry Deeks.
GUSN
202305
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.083

Record details

Originator
Folsom, A. H. (Augustine H.), 1800-1910 (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Boston Dress Cutting College (Boston, Mass.)
Freemasons. Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
Home Savings Bank (Boston, Mass.)
Ivers & Pond Pianos (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
Gothic Revival
commercial buildings
exterior views
intersections
masonic buildings
streetscapes
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Boylston Street (Boston, Mass.)
Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Masonic Temple (Tremont Street at Boylston Street, Boston, Mass.)
Park Theatre (Boston, Mass.)
Physical Access Restrictions
Recto of mount smudged and lightly soiled.

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