25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

n.d.

Location Note

HGO-01-001-F-R-1

GUSN

GUSN-167477

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Description

This interior view shows what is possibly a parlor or library at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. A chandelier hangs from the ornately decorated ceiling. A desk stands near the fireplace. A three-paned mirror flanked by candle branches sits atop the fireplace mantel. Half bookcases line the wall on both sides of the fireplace. 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
overmantel mirrors
wainscoting
bookcases
chandeliers (hanging lights)
mirrors
lighting
dwellings
desks
interior decoration
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

ACCESS ID 2067
Old ID 2103.00

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC002

Collection Name

Domestic interiors photographic collection

Reference Code

PC002.USMA.Boston.047.05

Abstract

Interior photograph of 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.)

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.