Charles Bulfinch and Boston's Vanishing West End

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1961

GUSN

GUSN-169713

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Description

During 1960 and 1961, two large-scale land clearances leveled wholesale blocks of buildings, as well of some of the loveliest architecture to grace Boston. While many of these buildings may not have had historical signifigance, standing among them was a house designed in 1793 or 1794 by Boston's famed architect, Charles Bulfinch, a house that he may have been his residence. This article takes a look at some of the brilliant architecture lost on the West End.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 89

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1961.052.186.001

Abstract

During 1960 and 1961, two large-scale land clearances leveled wholesale blocks of buildings, as well of some of the loveliest architecture to grace Boston. While many of these buildings may not have had historical signifigance, standing among them was a house designed in 1793 or 1794 by Boston's famed architect, Charles Bulfinch, a house that he may have been his residence. This article takes a look at some of the brilliant architecture lost on the West End.

Date Notes

Volume 52, Number 186 (Fall, 1961)

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Record Details

Originator

Abbott Lowell Cummings (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1961). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England