Exterior view of the Masonic Temple building and Grand Lodge headquarters for the City of Boston, 186 Tremont Street at Boylston Street, Boston, Mass., ca. 1884

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1884

GUSN

GUSN-202305

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Description

The second Masonic Temple building on this site was dedicated in 1867 but destroyed by fire in 1895. The image offers a view down Boylston Street to the intersection with Washington Street. A sign for Sage's Trunk Depot can be seen at the Washington Street intersection. Advertising can be seen on the rear of the Park Theatre building located on Washington Street. A few of the identified businesses on Tremont Street include the Boston Dress Cutting College, Home Savings Bank and Ivers & Pond Pianos. Streetcar tracks can be seen on Tremont and Boylston Streets

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
masonic buildings
commercial buildings
Gothic Revival
streetscapes
intersections
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Recto of mount: [stamped with photographer's name and address:] A.H. Folsom, Photographer 48 Alleghany St. Boston; Verso of mat: Exchange: Henry Deeks Cambridge, Ma June 1982 [in a different hand:] Tremont St. c.1880s

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 92
OVP Number OVP0083

Physical Description

1 photographic print ; 14 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

June 1982

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.083

Image Dimensions

14.25 x 16.5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Exchange with Henry Deeks.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Folsom, A. H. (Augustine H.), 1800-1910 (Photographer)

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Other Organizations

Boston Dress Cutting College (Boston, Mass.)
Freemasons. Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
Home Savings Bank (Boston, Mass.)
Ivers & Pond Pianos (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Architectural photography
Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)
Boylston Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Recto of mount smudged and lightly soiled.

Description Level

Item