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Blue transfer-printed rectangular platter. Floral border surrounds a central scene depicting the Boston Court House.
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America." The building was named for Isaac Johnson (Johnson Hall, Court Square), one of the earliest settlers of Boston. The architect was the well respected Bulfinch. The initial cost of the white marble structure, built in 1810, was $92,000. In the left background is the two story building housing the Columbian Museum.
"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ COURT HOUSE/ BOSTON. J&W RIDGWAY" (Applied)
"This building was erected in 1810-1811 for a/ County Court House. In 1841 March 18th the city/ government took possession of the building for the/ purpose of a City Hall. In 1862 the building was/ taken down and a new City Hall erected on the/ same site, cornerstone laid Dec. 22 186/ In Snow's History of Boston it is called/ Johnson Hall." (Applied)
Beauties of America
Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire
1 1/8 x 7 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. Charles I. Thayer