Refectory, Franklin Park, Roxbury, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park: Postcards

GUSN

GUSN-195346

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Description

A picture postcard shows an exterior view of The Refectory, the restaurant in Franklin Park in Boston. Hartwell & Richardson, 60 Devonshire Street in Boston, designed the building which was completed in 1895. The building featured a pergola, a rooftop garden, and private dining rooms. The archietctural style is Renaissance Revival, as seen in the Palladian windows and second-story loggia. During its lifetime, the Refectory also served other functions, for example as a branch of the Boston Public Library and a school for children with tuberculosis. The city tore down the building in 1971.

Details

Descriptive Terms

loggias
restaurants
parks (recreation areas)
Renaissance Revival
exterior views
commercial buildings
picture postcards
photomechanical prints
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000463
AccessID 688
Other identifier HNEDID-000463

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.074

Date Notes

1910s-1936

Places

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

Record Details

Material Type

picture postcards
photomechanical prints
photographs

Other People

Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Hartwell, Henry W., 1833-1919
Richardson, William S., 1873-1931

Other Organizations

Hartwell & Richardson

Subjects

Blue Hill Avenue (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
Refectory Hill (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Small: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park: Postcards