Bird's-eye view of the Old State House and Ames Building, State St., Boston, Mass., undated

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geographic / Mass. / Boston / State St. / Old State House / Large: Unmounted.

GUSN

GUSN-196508

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Description

This view was photographed from 53 State Street and focuses on the Old State House and its balcony from which the Declaration of Independence was first read in Boston. The taller Oakes Ames Building, a short distance past the State House on Court Street, is the second tallest mason bearing-wall structure in the world. It was designed by Boston architects Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

commercial buildings
public buildings
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
bird's-eye views
capitols
exterior views
streetscapes
intersections
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 001483
AccessID 2307
Other identifier HNEDID-001483

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.7500.001

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.)
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geographic / Mass. / Boston / State St. / Old State House / Large: Unmounted.