Bulfinch's Design for the Massachusetts State House

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1964

GUSN

GUSN-169743

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Description

Published here for the first time are Charles Bulfinch's plans for the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Assumed lost for good in 1896 when a government committee arranged for the preservation of the building, they were finally discovered in the Phelps Stokes collection. The plans shed some light on Bulfinch's original intent, but leave some questions unanswered.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 119

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1964.055.198.002

Abstract

Published here for the first time are Charles Bulfinch's plans for the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Assumed lost for good in 1896 when a government committee arranged for the preservation of the building, they were finally discovered in the Phelps Stokes collection. The plans shed some light on Bulfinch's original intent, but leave some questions unanswered.

Date Notes

Volume 55, Number 198 (Fall, 1964)

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Record Details

Originator

Harold Kirker (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1964). 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