Exterior view of the Tufts House, corner of Prospect and Chelsea Sts., Charlestown

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Charlestown - Ancient - Mounted

GUSN

GUSN-194996

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Description

This exterior view from the intersection of Prospect Street and Chelsea Streets shows the Nathan Tufts house, its terraced lawns, and stables in Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts. A widows' walk surmounts the roof of the two-story house. Just past the stable of the house on Prospect Street is the Frothingham School. A primary school in the Boston Public Schools system, it was built in 1874 and was named in honor of Richard Frothingham, who was a mayor of Charlestown, historian, and state legislator.

Details

Descriptive Terms

widows' walks
pilasters
stables (animal housing)
elementary schools (buildings)
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
mounting
single-family dwellings
exterior views
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000200
AccessID 307
Other identifier HNEDID-000200

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0560.0020.001

Date Notes

1880s-1890s

Places

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

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Tufts, Nathan, 1764-1835

Subjects

Chelsea Street (Charlestown, Boston, Mass.)
Frothingham School (Charlestown, Boston, Mass.)
Prospect Street (Charlestown, Boston, Mass.)
terraced lawns
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Charlestown - Ancient - Mounted