Exterior view of 198 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Boston: Commonwealth Ave. (Exeter- Fairfield)

GUSN

GUSN-195217

Description

An exterior view of the four-story, Richardsonian Romanesque row houses at 196 (on the left) and 198 Commonwealth Avenue (on the right) in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. Peabody and Stearns designed 196, built in 1881, for Mrs. Elizabeth Elliot Torrey Spooner, the widow of merchant Daniel Nicolson Spooner. Allen and Kenway designed 198, built in 1880, for housewares merchant William A. Matthews. At 196 Commonwealth Avenue , the recessed entrance is to the left of curved bay windows that carry through the third floor and is crowned with a balustrade. At 198 Commonwealth Avenue , the arched recessed entrance, topped by a balustrade, is to the left of a tower surmounted with a conical roof. Dormers with sunburst crowns project from the sloping roof.

Details

Descriptive Terms

crowns (architectural elements)
balustrades
dormers
gables (architectural elements)
bay windows
towers (building divisions)
row houses
sunbursts
Richardsonian Romanesque
exterior views
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000357
AccessID 540
Other identifier HNEDID-000357

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.2800.001

Date Notes

1882-1900s

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

Soule Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Matthews, William A.
Allen, Francis A.
Kenway, Arthur
Welch, William
Spooner, Elizabeth Elliot

Other Organizations

Allen and Kenway
Hewitt and Webster
Peabody & Stearns (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

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

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Boston: Commonwealth Ave. (Exeter- Fairfield)