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.