Remains of the Beebe House (center, next to the State House)

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Boston: Beacon St.: Brewer-Beebe House: Demolition: Photos

GUSN

GUSN-195090

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Description

A portion of the Beebe-Brewer houses remains standing in front of the Massachusetts State House. The mansions, built by two Boston merchants, James Madison Beebe and Gardner Brewer, on the grounds of the John Hancock House after that landmark was destroyed, were demolished to make room for the lawn of the new West Wing of the State House. The Swift-McNutt Company of Boston tore down the buildings.

Details

Descriptive Terms

façades
brownstones (houses)
capitols
demolition
mansions
exterior views
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000284
AccessID 408
Other identifier HNEDID-000284

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.052

Date Notes

March 1917

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947 (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Beebe, James M. (James Madison), 1809-1875

Other Organizations

Swift-McNutt Co.

Subjects

Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)
Brewer-Beebe House (Boston, Mass.)
streets -- maintenance and repair
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Boston: Beacon St.: Brewer-Beebe House: Demolition: Photos