Capen House

Description

"This was built by a descendant of Bernard Capen, who came to this country 1633, and settled in Dorchester. He was a very old man when he came to this country, as he died five years afterward, aged seventy-six. His gravestone is supposed to have been the oldest in New England.

"This house is on Union Street, corner of Marshall Lane, and was for several generations owned and occupied by the Capen family. It was once the great dry-goods store of Boston; and here Benj. Thomspon (afterward Count Rumford) and Samuel Parkman served as apprentices to Hopestill Capen." From "Homes of Our Forefathers in Boston, Old England and Boston, New England" by Edwin Whitefield, 1889.

Details

Descriptive Terms

houses
historic sites
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collections number PR319

Physical Description

1 colored engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.3850.017

Image Dimensions

4.5 x 3.5 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892 (Author)

Material Type

line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Subjects

Union Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Good with a stained margin.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Places or Streets: O-Z