The "Tontine" Block

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1907

GUSN

GUSN-221641

Description

Black and white photograph of Greek Revival homes on Warren Street in Salem. Black shutters on windows, small iron fence around the perimeter, and two trees in the foreground. Simple black wood frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

photographic prints
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Print, Photographic

Inscription

"Established 1820 / from / John M. Reeves / Picture Framer and Gilder / 293 Essex Street, Salem Mass. / Opposite Y.M.C.A. / (Mr. Phillips)" (printed)
"The 'Tontine' Block / 29.-31.-33.-35 Warren St. Salem / Built in 1805 and / totally destroyed in the / great fire June 25 1914. / Here was born Sept 27, 1907 / Stephen Phillips / and here lived at various time / many other eminent men. / This picture taken about 1907. / framed + labelled in 1914 / S.W. Phillips" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P342

Maker

Reeves, John H., Mr. (Framer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

8 11/16 x 11 1/16 x 13/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.765

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)