Morse House, 145 Walnut Ave., Roxbury, Mass.

Description

A view of the front façade of the Greek Revival Morse House at 145 Walnut Avenue in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Two-story Ionic columns support a pediment punctuated with a window surmounted by a fanlight. A picket fence on top of a stone wall fronts the property. A sign hangs on a tree in the front yard: "This estate for sale by Cruff & Byrne, 2355 Washington Street." Two women walk past the house. This may be the house of commercial merchant Sidney B. Morse, who "began poor" and had a personal wealth of $200,000 according to a reference source.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pediments
picket fences
Ionic
Greek Revival
single-family dwellings
exterior views
street lighting luminaires
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000312
AccessID 489
Other identifier HNEDID-000312

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0050.002

Date Notes

1890s

Places

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

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Morse, Sidney B.

Other Organizations

Cruff & Byrne

Subjects

Walnut Avenue (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Modern: Unmounted: 1890s