Old State House and Ames Building, Boston, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

undated

Location Note

Geographic / Mass. / Boston / State St. / Birdseye Views / Large: Unmounted.

GUSN

GUSN-195365

Description

At the center of the view from 53 State Street is the Old State House and its balcony from which the Declaration of Independence was first read in Boston. The taller Ames Building, in view up Court Street, was the second tallest mason bearing-wall structure in the world (after the Monadnock Building in Chicago). The Ames was designed by Boston architects Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge. The building directly in front of the Old State House, on Washington Street, is the Sears Building with the Rogers Building to the left of it. The building to the left of the Old State House is the First National Bank Building.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
capitols
public buildings
commercial buildings
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
intersections
streetscapes
skyscrapers
historic buildings
landmark buildings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000481
AccessID 707
Other identifier HNEDID-000481

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.7430.001

Date Notes

ca. 1891

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)
Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge (Architect)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other Organizations

Ames family

Subjects

Court Street (Boston, Mass.)
State Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geographic / Mass. / Boston / State St. / Birdseye Views / Large: Unmounted.