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Gardiner-Greene House, Pemberton Hill, Boston. Built about 1758

Gardiner-Greene House, Pemberton Hill, Boston. Built about 1758

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Title:
Gardiner-Greene House, Pemberton Hill, Boston. Built about 1758
Title (alt.) :
Gardiner-Greene House, Pemberton Hill Boston. Built app. 1758
Artist:
Pratt, Henry Cheever, 1803-1880
Date:
[ca. 1898]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Photographic prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Boston Pictorial Archive
Series:
Residences & Street Views Residences Misc.
Subjects:
Houses
Greene, Gardiner, 1753-1832
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonBeacon Hill
Extent:
1 photographic print ; 10 3/4 x 15 in.
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Notes:
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Handwritten note on item verso: Copied from Hawthorne's "American Note-Books" - June 22. 1835. We went to the top of the hill which formed part of Gardiner Greene's estate, and which now is in the process of levelling, and pretty much taken away, except the highest point, and a narrow path to ascend to it. It gives an admirable view of the city, being almost as high as the steeples and dome of the State House, and overlooking the whole mass of brick buildings and elated roofs with glimpses of streets far below. It was really a pity to take it down. I noticed the stump of a very large elm, recently felled. No house in the city could have reared its roof so high as the roots of that tree, if indeed the church spires did so.
Additional information on item: Photo-reproduction [of oil painting]
Accession #:
08_02_003979
Call #:
Cab 23.23.8 (no longer used)
362.1037.L30 a2 (no longer used)