Exterior view of the African Meeting House with a woman standing on the sidewalk, Boston, Mass., ca. 1885

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1885

Location Note

Library and Archives: Geographic: Large: Special: Mass.: Boston: Streets: Smith Court

GUSN

GUSN-190828

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Description

A woman stands in front of the African Meeting House on Smith Court in Boston, Massachusetts. The Meeting House was built in 1806 and is the oldest African meeting house in the United States. The building was built with funds raised by local community members, both white and black, but it was constructed almost entirely with black labor. Today the building houses the Museum of African American History.

Details

Descriptive Terms

streetscapes
meeting houses (religious buildings)
religious buildings
exterior views
women (female humans)
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Project number HNE0059

Physical Description

1 photographic print : black-and-white

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.03.TMP.003

Image Dimensions

7 x 4 15/16 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

Architectural photography
African Americans
Smith Court (Boston, Mass.)

Accruals Note

Included in the Boston African Americana Project.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Library and Archives: Geographic: Large: Special: Mass.: Boston: Streets: Smith Court