Remains of the Beebe House, center, next to the State House, Boston, Mass., March 1917

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1917-03

Location Note

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

GUSN

GUSN-195091

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Description

A view up Beacon Street past the Beebe-Brewer houses to the 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. Road work is being done on Beacon Street.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000285
AccessID 409
Other identifier HNEDID-000285

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.053

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

Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844
Beebe, James M. (James Madison), 1809-1875

Other Organizations

Swift-McNutt Co.

Subjects

Beacon Street (Boston, Mass.)
Gardner Brewer House (Boston, Mass.)
James M. 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