William House, Walnut Ave., Roxbury, Mass.

Description

An exterior view of the William House on Walnut Avenue in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The house is two stories high with a gambrel roof. The projecting doorway is upheld by two Doric columns, at the sides of which trellises support vines. The corner of the front porch of the neighboring house can be seen at the right edge of the photograph. A driveway leads between the two houses. A bearded man drives a single-horse buggy out of the driveway. The wrought iron doors of the gate are ornamented with heart-shaped figures. The stone footpath from the house through the gate to the sidewalk ends at what appears to be a round mounting block.

Details

Descriptive Terms

gambrel roofs
gates
hanging posts
shutting posts
trellises
hearts (motifs)
wrought iron (iron alloy)
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
single-family dwellings
exterior views
buggies (carriages)
transportation
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000340
AccessID 516
Other identifier HNEDID-000340

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.TMP.009

Date Notes

1880s-1900s

Places

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

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

mounting blocks
stone walls
Walnut Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item