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Aaron D. Williams mansion, Roxbury, Mass.

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Title:
Aaron D. Williams mansion, Roxbury, Mass.
Description:
An exterior view of the mansion built by industrialist and Boston alderman Aaron Davis Williams, Jr. in 1872 at 300 Walnut Avenue in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Davis named his home Oak Bend, which a subsequent owner changed to Abbotsford after Sir Walter Scott's ancestral keep. The house is made of Roxbury pudding stone and Nova Scotia sandstone. A gabled tower soars above the edifice. The mansion sits on estate adorned with oak trees and apple orchards. After the building slipped into decline in the 1970s, the National Center of Afro-American Artists purchased the property, renovated it, and uses it for a museum.
Photographic studio:
Halliday Historic Photograph Co.
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC001: General photographic collection
Subjects:
sandstone
pudding stone
Gothic Revival
industrialists
mansions
exterior views
towers
Walnut Avenue (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography
National Center of Afro-American Artists. Museum
Williams, Aaron Davis, Jr.
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonRoxbury
Oak Bend (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Extent:
1 photograph
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Identifier:
195159
Call #:
PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0070.004