The Gardner House

Description

This is a very old house on Pleasant Street, in Dorchester, built in all probability at least 200 years ago, but by whom cannot be ascertained. Ebenezer Niles lived here in the early part of the century. He was a merchant on Central Wharf, Boston, of the firm of Newell & Niles; but whether an ancestor of his built the house is uncertain. It afterward came into possession of the Gardner family, and was sold very recently, and will either be taken down or moved to another place. The rounded corners of this house were added by Governor Gardner's father." From "Homes of Our Forefathers in Boston, Old England and Boston, New England" by Edwin Whitefield, 1889.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection number PR335

Physical Description

1 colored engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1945-04-12

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.4600.005

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

4.5 x 3 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. W.S. Appleton, 1945

Places

Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892 (Author)

Material Type

engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Other People

Gardner, Henry J. (Henry Joseph), 1819-1892

Restrictions

Good

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Dorchester, Mass.