Exterior view of the Sears Building, 199 Washington Street, Boston, Mass., ca. 1875

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1875

GUSN

GUSN-202346

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Description

The Sears Building at 199 Washington Street is located opposite the Old State House. The entrance to the Great Western & Michigan Central Line Railroad ticketing office is located on the ground floor. Banks, insurance and other financial offices are located on the upper floors.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
commercial buildings
façades
banks (financial institutions)
insurance
albumen prints
photographs

Inscription

Verso of mount: about 1896 [in a different hand:] 199 Washington Street opp. Old State House Built 1868-1869 Demolished 1967 Cummings + Sears, architects circa 1875 [in a different hand:] in background of 70057, just [crossed out: behind] West of Old St House (in place by 1876) [in red ink:] By 1904, 3 more stories are added {Washington & Court St Gift of State St. Bank 1981}

Additional Identification Number

OVP Photo Database Number 134
OVP Number OVP0085

Physical Description

1 photographic print ; 14 x 10 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1981

Reference Code

PC001.01.TMP.085

Image Dimensions

14 x 10 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of State Street Bank.

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Cummings and Sears (Architect)

Material Type

albumen prints
photographs

Subjects

Architectural photography
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)

Restrictions

Liquid (and other) stains on recto and verso of mount; mount chipped with pieces missing.

Description Level

Item