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Attic floor plan and front elevation of the P.D. Wallis House, Chester Square, Boston, Mass., 1858

AR002.TMP.005.001 (RS207)

Description

Architect Luther Briggs, Jr. designed this four-story row house in Chester Square in the South End of Boston, Massachusetts, in the Second Empire style. The ink and wash drawing presents a floor plan of the attic and a front elevation, with wrought iron railings on the first and second story balconies.

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Details

Collection Name
Luther Briggs, Jr. architectural collection
Collection Code
AR002
Dates
1858
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1937
Physical Description
1 floor plan and exterior elevation on 1 sheet : black ink, watercolor and/or ink washes, and graphite underdrawing on wove paper ; 19 x 13 3/8 inches
Inscriptions
P.D. Wallis. / House on Chester Square / (as originally intended) (handwritten)
(Set d.) (handwritten)
Attic Story (handwritten)
Front Elevation. (handwritten)
Dimensions
19x 13 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Component
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000207
AccessID: 340
Other identifier: HNEDID-000207
GUSN
202698
Reference Code
AR002.TMP.005.001

Record details

Variant Title
P. D. Wallis House, Chester Square, Boston, 1858
Originator
Briggs, Luther, 1822-1905 (Architect)
Descriptive Terms
Italianate (North American architecture styles )
Second Empire
ashlar
attics (exterior stories)
balconies
billiard rooms
black (color)
bow windows
brownstone (material)
dwellings
façades
front (positional attribute)
ink
iron (metal)
mansard roofs
newels
row houses
watercolor (paint)
wove paper
Material Type
architectural drawings (visual works)
exterior elevations
floor plans
Subjects
Chester Square (Boston, Mass.)
bowfront
Places
South End (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
P.D. Wallis House (Chester Square, Boston, Mass.)
Notes
Included in the Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England exhibition.

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