Early Buildings of the Asylum at Charlestown, 1795-1846 : Now McLean Hospital for the Mentally Ill, Belmont, Massachusetts

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1968

GUSN

GUSN-169780

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Description

One of Charles Bulfinch's first designs for a private residence, the gracious brick mansion in Charlestown became the administration building for an asylum. Nina Fletcher Little examines the work done by Bulfinch for the Asylum at Charlestown, which was originally the home of Joseph Barrell, a wealthy Boston merchant.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 161

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1968.059.214.001

Abstract

One of Charles Bulfinch's first designs for a private residence, the gracious brick mansion in Charlestown became the administration building for an asylum. Nina Fletcher Little examines the work done by Bulfinch for the Asylum at Charlestown, which was originally the home of Joseph Barrell, a wealthy Boston merchant.

Date Notes

Volume 59, Number 214 (Fall, 1968)

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Originator

Nina Fletcher Little (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1968). 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