Little Sisters of the Poor, Roxbury, Mass.


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.


Descriptive Terms

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)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000317
AccessID 494
Other identifier HNEDID-000317

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code


Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code


Date Notes



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

Record Details


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

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)

Other People

Bateman, Charles J., 1851-1940

Other Organizations

Little Sisters of the Poor


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


Location Note

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