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View of Franklin Street before the fire of 1872, Franklin Place and Tontine Crescent, Boston, Mass., 1856-1858

Item Information

Title:
View of Franklin Street before the fire of 1872, Franklin Place and Tontine Crescent, Boston, Mass., 1856-1858
Description:
Tontine Crescent, a Bulfinch designed block of residences, is seen on the right side of the image. It was completed in 1794 and demolished in 1858. The block was part of Franklin Street and was between Hawley and Otis Streets. The central pavilion with the pillars was used by the Boston Library Society until 1858 and was replicated as the fa├žade of the Kirstein Business Branch of the Boston Public Library on City Hall Avenue. The street on the left is Franklin Place. The structures on both sides of the street and the park were replaced by commercial buildings.
Photographer:
Whipple & Black
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
albumen prints
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC001: General photographic collection
Subjects:
exterior views
houses
dwellings
town houses
intersections
libraries (buildings)
pillars
Architectural photography
Tontine Crescent (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Place (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Street (Boston, Mass.)
Hawley Street (Boston, Mass.)
Otis Street (Boston, Mass.)
Boston Library
Boston Public Library
Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 photographic print
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Terms of Use:
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Notes:
Gift of the Estate of W.W. Clapp to the Bostonian Society, 13 June 1913; Gift of the Bostonian Society to Historic New England/SPNEA.
Identifier:
202258
Call #:
PC001.01.TMP.043