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25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.

Item Information

Title:
25 Exeter St., Boston, Mass.
Description:
This interior view shows what is possibly a parlor or library at 25 Exeter Street in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts. A chandelier hangs from the ornately decorated ceiling. A desk stands near the fireplace. A three-paned mirror flanked by candle branches sits atop the fireplace mantel. Half bookcases line the wall on both sides of the fireplace. Nathan Matthews helped to develop the Back Bay and built 25 Exeter Street in 1882-1884. William Bliss, president of the Boston and Albany Railroad, seems to have been the first resident. In the mid-1880s, his daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Hamilton Perkins, moved into the residence.
Photographic studio:
Soule Photograph Co.
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC002: Domestic interiors photographic collection
Subjects:
interior views
houses
overmantel mirrors
wainscoting
bookcases
chandeliers (hanging lights)
mirrors
lighting
dwellings
desks
interior decoration
Exeter Street (Back Bay, Boston, Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBack Bay
William Bliss House (Boston, Mass.)
Extent:
1 photograph; 7 1/4" in. x 9" in. (H x W)
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Identifier:
167477
Call #:
PC002.USMA.Boston.047.05