New Jail and Keeper's House, at South Boston, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1845

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 31-40

GUSN

GUSN-194940

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Description

Gridley James Fox Bryant designed a new Suffolk County jail and jail keeper's house to be built in South Boston, Massachusetts. The three-story Federal-style building in front of the jail was to be the warden's house. The Boston Common Council rejected the design for the house and accepted the design for the jail. Community opposition halted the plan to build the jail in South Boston, which was later built on Charles Street in Boston. The print is dated August 1845.

Details

Descriptive Terms

houses
jails (buildings)
Rundbogenstil
proposals
Federal
dwellings
lithographs
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000172
AccessID 251
Other identifier HNEDID-000172
Prints and Engravings Collection Number 36OVR

Physical Description

1 lithograph

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Reference Code

GC002.02.036

Acquisition Type

Gift

Date Notes

August 1845

Image Dimensions

10.75 x 18.25 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Git of the estate of Dr. Sturgis Bigelow.

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

J.H. Bufford & Co. (printer)
Bryant, Gridley James Fox, 1816-1899 (Architect)
Billings, Hammatt, 1818-1874 (Designer)

Material Type

lithographs
prints (visual works)

Subjects

prison wardens

Restrictions

Good -- a margin tear with stain from Scotch tape

Publications Referencing This Collection

Groce, George C., Wallace, David H.. The New-York Historical Society's dictionary of artists in America, 1564-1860 / by George C. Groce and David H. Wallace.. // Page 49..

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 31-40