House of Louis Prang, Centre St. near Gardner St., Roxbury, Mass.

Description

An exterior view of the Louis Prang House at 45 Centre Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Built in 1856 in the Italianate style, two polygonal bay windows flank the front door, which is adorned with trellises. The columns of the entrance way support a balustraded balcony. A widow's peak crowns the three stories of the house. A large smokestack of Prang's art publishing factory rises into the air from below the hill on which the house is located. There appears to be a small greenhouse to the left of the house. The leading art publisher of his day, Prang introduced chromolithography at his factory in Roxbury and printed the first Christmas cards in the United States.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bay windows
greenhouses
trellises
Italianate (North American architecture styles )
publishers
smokestacks
mansions
exterior views
stereographs
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000324
AccessID 500
Other identifier HNEDID-000324

Physical Description

1 stereograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.04.01.USMA.1540.0010.006

Date Notes

1870s-1900s

Places

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

Record Details

Material Type

stereographs
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Prang, Louis, 1824-1909

Other Organizations

L. Prang & Co.

Subjects

Centre Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Gardner Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Roxbury Highlands (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Stereo views: Mass.: Roxbury