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Side and rear elevations, floor plans, and detail drawings of the ell addition to the Harvey Emerson House, Clam Point, Dorchester, Boston, Mass., 1860

AR002.TMP.007 (RS376)

Description

Luther Briggs, Jr. designed these additions alterations to Emerson House at Harrison Square (now known as Clam Point) in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. This one sheet of heavy paper includes six architectural drawings in ink pencil, and wash: a side elevation, rear elevation, first, second, and third story floor plans, and a detail drawing of a birdhouse.

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Details

Collection Name
Luther Briggs, Jr. architectural collection
Collection Code
AR002
Dates
1860
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1937
Physical Description
2 exterior elevations, 3 floor plans, and 1 detail drawing on 1 sheet : black ink, ink and/or watercolor washes, and graphite underdrawing on wove paper ; 13 x 19 inches
Inscriptions
H. Emerson. / Alterations of House at Harrison Square. (handwritten)
3rd Story. (handwritten)
Side Elevation. / 2nd. Story. (handwritten)
1st. Story. / 4 feeto to an inch / August - 1858 (handwritten)
Rear Elevation. (handwritten)
Martin House / 1 inch - 1 foot (handwritten)
L. Briggs Jr. Architect. (handwritten)
Dimensions
13x 19 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000376
AccessID: 559
Other identifier: HNEDID-000376
GUSN
202701
Reference Code
AR002.TMP.007

Record details

Variant Title
Ell Addition to the House of Harvey Emerson, Harrison Square, Clam Point, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, 1860 (demolished)
Originator
Briggs, Luther, 1822-1905 (Architect)
Descriptive Terms
Gothic Revival
additions (general components)
basements
bedrooms
birdhouses
black (color)
dwellings
ells (building divisions)
fretwork
graphite (mineral)
houses
ink
ink washes
rear
side (positional attribute)
underdrawings
watercolor (paint)
wings (building divisions)
wove paper
Material Type
architectural drawings (visual works)
detail drawings (drawings)
exterior elevations
floor plans
Subjects
Clam Point (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Places (Buildings)
Harvey Emerson House (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
Notes
Included in the Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England exhibition.

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