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Refectory, Franklin Park, Roxbury, Mass.

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Title:
Refectory, Franklin Park, Roxbury, Mass.
Description:
A picture postcard shows an exterior view of The Refectory, the restaurant in Franklin Park in Boston. Hartwell & Richardson, 60 Devonshire Street in Boston, designed the building which was completed in 1895. The building featured a pergola, a rooftop garden, and private dining rooms. The archietctural style is Renaissance Revival, as seen in the Palladian windows and second-story loggia. During its lifetime, the Refectory also served other functions, for example as a branch of the Boston Public Library and a school for children with tuberculosis. The city tore down the building in 1971.
Format:
Postcards/Cards
Prints
Photographs
Genre:
picture postcards
photomechanical prints
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC001: General photographic collection
Subjects:
loggias
restaurants
parks (recreation areas)
Renaissance Revival
exterior views
commercial buildings
Blue Hill Avenue (Dorchester, Boston, Mass.)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)
Refectory Hill (Boston, Mass.)
Hartwell & Richardson
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Hartwell, Henry W., 1833-1919
Richardson, William S., 1873-1931
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonDorchester
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonRoxbury
Extent:
1 postcard
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Identifier:
195346
Call #:
PC001.03.01.TMP.074