Little Sisters of the Poor, Roxbury, Mass.

Description

An exterior view of the Home for the Aged Poor of the Little Sisters of the Poor at 424 Dudley Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts from the intersection of Dudley Street and Woodward Avenue. The building is four stories high, is designed in the Second Empire style, and is constructed of brick with granite trimmings. A high brick wall surrounds the building. The wing facing Dudley Street and opposite the entrance gate is the chapel, topped with a gable that includes a niche with a sculpture and is surmounted with a cross. The numerous windows are arched and crowned with keystones and have shutters. The bell tower is turreted and surmounted with a cross. Boston architect Charles J. Bateman designed the building.

Details

Descriptive Terms

walls
niches
shutters (opening components)
chapels (rooms or structures)
bell towers
welfare buildings
Latin crosses (crosses)
brick (clay product)
granite (rock)
Second Empire
outdoor sculpture
oculi (openings)
Roman Catholicism
exterior views
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000317
AccessID 494
Other identifier HNEDID-000317

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0100.005

Date Notes

1880s-1900s

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

Boston Post Card Co. (Photographic studio)
Clark, William T. (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Bateman, Charles J., 1851-1940

Other Organizations

Little Sisters of the Poor

Subjects

Dudley Square (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Dudley Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
elderly poor
Magazine Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Mount Pleasant (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
older people -- housing
Woodward Avenue (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Modern: Public and Commercial Buildings: Unmounted