25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass., Entrance Hall.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

n.d.

Location Note

HGO-01-001-F-R-1

GUSN

GUSN-167475

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Description

This interior view shows the entrance hall at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. Two columns with Ionic capitals support a large ceiling beam and stand before the staircase. Wainscoting lines the walls of the entrance hall. A chandelier hangs from the ornately decorated ceiling. Nathan Matthews helped to develop the Back Bay and built 25 Exeter Street in 1882-1884. William Bliss, president of the Boston and Albany Railroad, seems to have been the first resident. In the mid-1880s, his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Hamilton Perkins, moved into the residence.

Details

Descriptive Terms

interior views
houses
entrance halls
stairs
handrails
wainscoting
chandeliers (hanging lights)
houseplants
beams (structural elements)
lighting
dwellings
interior decoration
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

ACCESS ID 2065
Old ID 2101.00

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC002

Collection Name

Domestic interiors photographic collection

Reference Code

PC002.USMA.Boston.047.03

Abstract

Interior photograph of the entrance hall at 25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.

Places

Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
spider plants

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-F-R-1

Historical/Biographical Note

Sources


Boston City Directory, 1885, 1905; bosarchitecture.com/backbay/exeter/25.html; Waters, H. The New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, p. xcvi-xcvii.