Ochtorlony House, North Street

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1868

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: North Street

GUSN

GUSN-198521

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Description

"The exact age of this house is not known; Dr. John Perkins lived here in 1695. It was sold to Capt. Edward Martyn, in 1717, and his widow sold it to Andrew Tyler, whose wife was sister to Sir William Pepperell. In 1762 it was purchased by Capt. David Ochtorlony, a son of the Laird of Pitforthy, in Scotland. Captain Ochtorlony's son David entered the British army, in which he attained high distinction, becoming Major-General and a Knight of the Grand Cross of Bath. His father died in this house, and it has since had several owners, and the front on North Street has been entirely changed; but the side and end retain their antique appearance, except the windows, which have modern sashes in them." From "Homes of Our Forefathers in Boston, Old England and Boston, New England" by Edwin Whitefield, 1889.

Details

Descriptive Terms

houses
exterior views
prints (visual works)
color lithographs

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR141

Physical Description

1 color lithograph

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.2650.003

Image Dimensions

10 x 9 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892 (Author)

Material Type

prints (visual works)
color lithographs

Subjects

North Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Good

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: North Street