Congregational House, 14 Beacon St., Boston, Mass., May 2, 1904.

Description

View of the front facade of Congredational House, 14 Beacon St., Boston, Mass., designed by the architectural firm of Shepley, Ruttan, and Coolidge. The building is on the National Register of Historical Places,

The follwoing description of the bas reliefs is from the Congregational House webiste:
"The exterior façade includes four marble bas reliefs illustrating the core values of the Congregational tradition: Religious Freedom, depicted by the Pilgrims' observance of the Sabbath on Clark's Island on December 20, 1620; Equality Under the Law, showing the Pilgrims signing the Mayflower Compact; Education, the founding of Harvard College in 1636; and Philanthropy, signified by a tableau of John Eliot preaching to Native Americans in the settlement in Nonantum in 1642. All the bas reliefs are done in Knoxville marble, known for its delicate pinkish gray hue. The artist, Domingo Mora, also worked on the exterior of the Boston Public Library."

Details

Descriptive Terms

churches (buildings)
bas-reliefs (sculpture)
marble (rock)
Congregational
libraries (rooms)
archives (rooms)
photographs

Physical Description

Black and white photographic print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.0770.001

Record Details

Originator

Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (Photographer)

Material Type

photographs

Other Organizations

Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge

Description Level

Item