Exterior view of 25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geographic Collection / Mass. / Boston / Exeter St. / Large

GUSN

GUSN-195216

Description

An exterior view of the recessed entrance at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. A three-centered arch creates the area for a staircase leading to the front door. The arch is flanked by brackets with lion's heads that support an entablature on which rests a projecting mullioned window. To the left of the arch is a smaller arched window, also flanked by the brackets. Nathan Matthews helped to develop the Back Bay and built 25 Exeter Street in 1882-1884. William Bliss, president of the Boston and Albany Railroad, seems to have been the first resident. In the mid-1880s, his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Hamilton Perkins, moved in.

Details

Descriptive Terms

three-centered arches
doorways
mullions
brackets (structural elements)
Richardsonian Romanesque
exterior views
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000356
AccessID 539
Other identifier HNEDID-000356

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.3700.001

Date Notes

1885-1900s

Places

Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)
Peabody & Stearns (Boston, Mass.) (Architect)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Bliss, William, 1834-1907
Matthews, Nathan, 1814-1904

Other Organizations

Peabody & Stearns (Boston, Mass.)
H. McLauglin and McNeil Brothers

Subjects

Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geographic Collection / Mass. / Boston / Exeter St. / Large