Birthplace of Edward Everett

Description

"This was built about 1770. The Rev. Oliver Everett was pastor of the New South Church in Boston in 1782, and after giving up his pastorate there removed to Dorchester, and in this house his son, the noted Edward Everett, was born in 1794. It stands on the corner of Boston and Pond Streets. It is said to have been occupied by General Washington. It is said that Robt. Oliver, a West India merchant, built this house." From "Homes of Our Forefathers in Boston, Old England and Boston, New England" by Edwin Whitefield, 1889.

Details

Descriptive Terms

houses
exterior views
historic sites
prints (visual works)
engravings (prints)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR288

Physical Description

1 hand-tinted engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1945-04-12

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.3650.005

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

4.5 x 3 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. W.S. Appleton, 1945

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892 (Author)

Material Type

prints (visual works)
engravings (prints)

Other People

Washington, George, 1732-1799
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865
Everett, Oliver, 1752-1802

Subjects

Birthplaces

Restrictions

fair to good

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Places or Streets: A-B