Exterior view of the Old Hancock House or Hancock House Exchange, Corn Court, Boston, Mass., ca. 1886

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1886

GUSN

GUSN-202254

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Description

The Hancock House on Corn Court was a tavern and inn with rooms to let demolished in 1902. The building was photographed with the name "Hancock Tavern" in the 1890s. The sign on the left side of the building has the date "1634" but sources state it was not that old.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
taverns
inns
commercial buildings
collodion prints
photographs

Inscription

Verso of mount: #9 Hancock Tavern on Corn Court Torn down, 1902 {gift of State Street Bank 4/1981}

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 41
OVP Number OVP0039

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

April 1981

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.039

Image Dimensions

11 x 8.375 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the State Street Bank, September 1981.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

collodion prints
photographs

Subjects

Architectural photography
Corn Court (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Faded; adhesive residue on all four edges of recto of mount; mount torn and damages; verso stained.

Description Level

Item