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Congregational House, 14 Beacon St., Boston, Mass., May 2, 1904.

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.0770.001 (RS276558)

Description

View of the front facade of Congredational House, 14 Beacon St., Boston, Mass., designed by the architectural firm of Shepley, Ruttan, and Coolidge. The building is on the National Register of Historical Places,

The follwoing description of the bas reliefs is from the Congregational House webiste:

"The exterior façade includes four marble bas reliefs illustrating the core values of the Congregational tradition: Religious Freedom, depicted by the Pilgrims' observance of the Sabbath on Clark's Island on December 20, 1620; Equality Under the Law, showing the Pilgrims signing the Mayflower Compact; Education, the founding of Harvard College in 1636; and Philanthropy, signified by a tableau of John Eliot preaching to Native Americans in the settlement in Nonantum in 1642. All the bas reliefs are done in Knoxville marble, known for its delicate pinkish gray hue. The artist, Domingo Mora, also worked on the exterior of the Boston Public Library."

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Physical Description
Black and white photographic print
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
320728
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.0770.001

Record details

Originator
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge
Descriptive Terms
Congregational
archives (rooms)
bas-reliefs (sculpture)
churches (buildings)
libraries (rooms)
marble (rock)
Material Type
photographs

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