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Old State House and Ames Building, Boston, Mass.

Item Information

Title:
Old State House and Ames Building, Boston, Mass.
Description:
At the center of the view from 53 State Street is the Old State House and its balcony from which the Declaration of Independence was first read in Boston. The taller Ames Building, in view up Court Street, was the second tallest mason bearing-wall structure in the world (after the Monadnock Building in Chicago). The Ames was designed by Boston architects Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge. The building directly in front of the Old State House, on Washington Street, is the Sears Building with the Rogers Building to the left of it. The building to the left of the Old State House is the First National Bank Building.
Photographer:
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928
Architect:
Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC001: General photographic collection
Subjects:
exterior views
capitols
public buildings
commercial buildings
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
intersections
streetscapes
skyscrapers
historic buildings
landmark buildings
Court Street (Boston, Mass.)
State Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography
Freedom Trail (Boston, Mass.)
Ames family
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Old State House (Boston, Mass.)
Ames Building (Boston, Mass.)
Sears Building (Boston, Mass.)
First National Bank Building (Boston, Mass.)
Rogers Building (209 Washington Street, Boston, Mass.)
Extent:
1 photographic print
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Identifier:
195365
Call #:
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.7430.001