Exterior view of Porter's Hotel, 1974-1980 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Cambridge - Modern - (Misc. Bldgs, Streets, Bridges)

GUSN

GUSN-195199

Description

An exterior view from across Massachusetts Avenue of Porter's Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Also known as Porter's House, Zachariah B. Porter's hotel became famous as the home of the Porterhouse steak. The building is three stories high and has two entrances. Several workers repair the shingles of the roof.

Details

Descriptive Terms

roofs
gable dormers
hotels (public accommodations)
shingle
workers
front (positional attribute)
exterior views
billiards
telephone poles
commercial buildings
business (commercial function)
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000275
AccessID 520
Other identifier HNEDID-000275

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0500.0060.001

Date Notes

ca. 1900

Places

North Cambridge (Cambridge, Middlesex county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Halliday Historic Photograph Co. (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

Massachusetts Avenue (Cambridge, Mass.)
Porter Road (Cambridge, Mass.)
Porter Square (Cambridge, Mass.)
roofs -- maintenance and repair
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Cambridge - Modern - (Misc. Bldgs, Streets, Bridges)