Exterior view of the Patrick Andrew Collins House, Dorchester, Mass., undated

Description

This view from the driveway shows the Patrick Andrew Collins House in the Ronan Park area of Dorchester, Boston. Patrick Collins was mayor of Boston (1902-1905) and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1883-1889). From the Dorchester Athenaeum website: "He moved into his Ronan Park estate around 1894. This house was a cupola-topped Italianate mansion that stood south of the Harris-Capen House. Nothing remains of the Collins estate but his associations with Mount Ida represent an important piece of Ronan Park's history. In a way his legacy as a hard working man lives on in the three-decker housing that was built on his former estate at 45 to 69 Mt. Ida Road that was built from 1910 to 1918 for working class, mostly Irish commuters."

Details

Descriptive Terms

cupolas
houses
trellises
driveways
side (positional attribute)
Italianate (North American architecture styles )
exterior views
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000130
AccessID 230
Other identifier HNEDID-000130

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0790.0050.001

Date Notes

1916

Places

Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Collins, Patrick A. (Patrick Andrew), 1844-1905

Subjects

city life
Ronan Park (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Variant Title

Exterior view of the General P.A. Collins House, Dorchester, Mass.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Dorchester: Modern: Residential: Unmounted: Folder 1 of 3