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Side view of Otis House, showing retaining wall, after the demolition of the West End

PC006.HGO.01.016 (RS185351)

Description

A black and white photograph showing the eastern side of the Otis House from what used to be a parking lot next to the building. The image was taken after the demolition of the West End, during which the Otis House was one of very few structures that wasn't torn down. Visible above the roof of the Otis House is the steeple of the West Church, one of the other few remaining buildings. The image shows he retaining wall next to the Otis House as well as a small shed that was subsequently removed (date unknown). The demolition of the West End took place in the late 1950s, so this image is estimated to have been taken between 1958 and 1960. The foreground of the image shows many 1950s automobiles.

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Details

Collection Name
Historic New England properties photographic collection
Collection Code
PC006
Dates
ca. 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph ; black and white : 10 x 8 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
285160
Reference Code
PC006.HGO.01.016

Record details

Originator
Richard Merrill Photo (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Historic New England (Organization)
Descriptive Terms
automobiles
historic houses
retaining walls
urban renewal
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Harrison Gray Otis House, First House (Boston, Mass.)

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