Attic floor plan and front elevation of the P.D. Wallis House, Chester Square, Boston, Mass., 1858

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1858

GUSN

GUSN-202698

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Description

Architect Luther Briggs, Jr. designed this four-story row house in Chester Square in the South End of Boston, Massachusetts, in the Second Empire style. The ink and wash drawing presents a floor plan of the attic and a front elevation, with wrought iron railings on the first and second story balconies.

Details

Descriptive Terms

row houses
dwellings
Italianate (North American architecture styles )
Second Empire
attics (exterior stories)
front (positional attribute)
façades
mansard roofs
bow windows
brownstone (material)
ashlar
iron (metal)
balconies
newels
billiard rooms
black (color)
ink
watercolor (paint)
wove paper
floor plans
exterior elevations
architectural drawings (visual works)

Inscription

P.D. Wallis. / House on Chester Square / (as originally intended) (handwritten)
(Set d.) (handwritten)
Attic Story (handwritten)
Front Elevation. (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000207
AccessID 340
Other identifier HNEDID-000207

Physical Description

1 floor plan and exterior elevation on 1 sheet : black ink, watercolor and/or ink washes, and graphite underdrawing on wove paper ; 19 x 13 3/8 inches

Collection Code

AR002

Collection Name

Luther Briggs, Jr. architectural collection

Date of Acquisition

1937

Reference Code

AR002.TMP.005.001

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

South End (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Originator

Briggs, Luther, 1822-1905 (Architect)

Material Type

floor plans
exterior elevations
architectural drawings (visual works)

Subjects

Chester Square (Boston, Mass.)
bowfront

Accruals Note

Included in the Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England exhibition.

Variant Title

P. D. Wallis House, Chester Square, Boston, 1858

Description Level

Component