Norfolk House, Roxbury, Mass.


"This well-known house, located in one of the pleasantest parts of Roxbury, is now owned and kept by Mr. Horace King, so noted as the successful proprietor for many years of the Roxbury omnibus line, by which he amassed a fortune. The Norfolk House was built, if we remember rightly, some twenty-five years ago, and when first opened to the public, was immediately filled with company and became a favorite resort from its vicinity to the city. A large additional wing was called for, containing a large number of rooms, and a splendid ball room, in which the Roxbury assemblies met. The house has seen some vicissitudes, but in the hands of its present proprietor it is well patronized and well kept, and may be set down as one of the quietest and pleasantest hotels within the same distance of Boston."


Descriptive Terms

hotels (public accommodations)
exterior views
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection number PR349

Physical Description

engraving on newsprint

Collection Code


Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type


Image Dimensions

4.5 x 8 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of L. Jenkins, 1922


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

Record Details


Schenck & Pilliner (Boston, Mass.) (Engraver)
Ballou's Pictorial (Publisher)

Material Type

line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Other People

King, Horace, fl. 1858



Description Level


Location Note

Prints: Roxbury, Mass.