Presentation of a silver bowl to Colonel Everett Chamberlin Benton on his birthday by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts at Bellmont, the Cushing-Col. Benton Estate, Belmont, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Belmont: Cushing Estate: Photos

GUSN

GUSN-195331

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Description

A rear view of the John Perkins Cushing-Colonel Everett Chamberlin Benton House at 75 Oakley Road in Belmont, Massachusetts. J. P. Cushing named his estate "Bellmont" after a "gentle eminence at its center that provided views toward Fresh Pond and the Mystic River valley." The property was originally in a part of Watertown that later became Belmont, which was named after the estate. Asher Benjamin designed the Greek Revival house and five greenhouses with participation from Cushing. Construction began in 1840 and was completed some fifteen years later. Colonel Benton, a businessman who founded the Massachusetts Fire and Maritime Insurance Company and was a Republican politician, purchased the estate in 1903 and lived there until he died on February 5, 1924. Colonel Benton was a captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts and he invited the Company to his estate for their first field day in 100 years on September 25, 1911. Captain J. Stearns Cushing of the Governor's Council presented a silver bowl to him in celebration of his 49th birthday on behalf of the Company. The event drew large crowds to the grounds his estate.

Details

Descriptive Terms

houses
lawns (landscaped grass)
Greek Revival
punch bowls
ceremonies
birthdays
exterior views
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000488
AccessID 665
Other identifier HNEDID-000488

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0250.0050.005

Date Notes

25 September 1911

Places

Belmont (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Benjamin, Asher, 1773-1845 (Architect)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Benton, Everett Chamberlin, d. 1924
Cushing, John Perkins, 1787-1862

Other Organizations

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

Subjects

military organizations
patriotic societies

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Belmont: Cushing Estate: Photos