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Exterior view of the Sears Building, 199 Washington Street, Boston, Mass., ca. 1875

PC001.01.TMP.085 (RS87703)

Description

The Sears Building at 199 Washington Street is located opposite the Old State House. The entrance to the Great Western & Michigan Central Line Railroad ticketing office is located on the ground floor. Banks, insurance and other financial offices are located on the upper floors.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1875
Date of Acquisition
1981
Physical Description
1 photographic print ; 14 x 10 inches
Inscriptions
Verso of mount: about 1896 [in a different hand:] 199 Washington Street opp. Old State House Built 1868-1869 Demolished 1967 Cummings + Sears, architects circa 1875 [in a different hand:] in background of 70057, just [crossed out: behind] West of Old St House (in place by 1876) [in red ink:] By 1904, 3 more stories are added {Washington & Court St Gift of State St. Bank 1981}
Dimensions
14x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 134
OVP Number: OVP0085
Credit Line
Gift of State Street Bank.
GUSN
202346
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.085

Record details

Originator
Cummings and Sears (Architect)
Descriptive Terms
banks (financial institutions)
commercial buildings
exterior views
façades
insurance
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Sears Building (Boston, Mass.)
Physical Access Restrictions
Liquid (and other) stains on recto and verso of mount; mount chipped with pieces missing.

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