25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass., Parlor.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

n.d.

Location Note

HGO-01-001-F-R-1

GUSN

GUSN-167478

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Description

This interior view shows a parlor in the William Bliss House at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. A chandelier hangs from the ornately coffered ceiling. Chairs, tables, and objets d'art fill the room. A girandole mirror hangs on the right wall. 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
parlors
coffered ceilings
chandeliers (hanging lights)
girandole mirrors
mirrors
lighting
dwellings
chairs (furniture forms)
tables (support furniture)
interior decoration
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

ACCESS ID 2068
Old ID 2104.00

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC002

Collection Name

Domestic interiors photographic collection

Reference Code

PC002.USMA.Boston.047.06

Abstract

Interior photograph of a parlor 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.)

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.