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Capen House

Item Information

Title:
Capen House
Description:
"This was built by a descendant of Bernard Capen, who came to this country 1633, and settled in Dorchester. He was a very old man when he came to this country, as he died five years afterward, aged seventy-six. His gravestone is supposed to have been the oldest in New England. "This house is on Union Street, corner of Marshall Lane, and was for several generations owned and occupied by the Capen family. It was once the great dry-goods store of Boston; and here Benj. Thomspon (afterward Count Rumford) and Samuel Parkman served as apprentices to Hopestill Capen." From "Homes of Our Forefathers in Boston, Old England and Boston, New England" by Edwin Whitefield, 1889.
Author:
Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892
Format:
Prints
Genre:
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
GC002: Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Subjects:
exterior views
historic houses
houses
dwellings
Union Street (Boston, Mass.)
Marshall's Lane (Boston, Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Capen House (Boston, Mass.)
Extent:
1 colored engraving
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Identifier:
198779
Call #:
GC002.01.MA.3850.017