Built In Boston: City & Suburb, 1800-1950 by Douglass Shand-Tucci

By Douglass Shand-Tucci

Within the mind's eye of the realm Boston holds a safe position. Readers all over the place will welcome this primary full-length heritage (as against consultant) of Bostons structure, from Charles Bulfinch to Walter Gropius. it's also the 1st Boston e-book that offers at a few size with the Victorian suburbs in addition to with town right, and that treats heavily not just past due nineteenth-century layout but in addition Bostons early Modernist structure and its 20th century Classical, Gothic, Colonial, and artwork Deco structures.

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Among his best-known Boston buildings are the Charles Street Meeting House of 1807 and the Old West Church Two other architects of this who cannot be overlooked are of 1806. period whose Park Street Church possesses undeniably the most beautiful spire of its type in Boston, and Samuel Mclntire, the famous Salem Peter Banner, (Figure 13) 10 i who so far as is known got no Waltham, where he designed in 1793 the Lyman House, but whose work is so distinguished that no Bostonian could omit mention of it in any survey, however brief, of this period.

The result has proved charming to our eyes for some time. But it is only on Mount Vernon Street, above Louisburg Square, that Bulfinch's design concept survives in the splendid house at 85 Mount Vernon, the second that Bulfinch erected for Harrison Gray Otis (Figure 12). Built close by the sidewalk, the carriageway on its eastern flank, its haughty facade of ingly that for — brick and pilaster is felt all the more keenly for its garden setting. And the design concept one sees here, though short-lived on Beacon Hill in the increas- crowded early nineteenth-century was to prove as enduring a memory ingly city, for Bostonians as that of the Tontine Crescent.

Clear chitecture Bryant, the son of the builder of the Building nearby (Figure is the State Street Block, common to the Western tradi- — was entirely possible. The next fifty years more than bore The history of architecture in Boston would yield not only a distinguished school of Gothicists led by Ralph Adams Cram, whose work would this out. be acclaimed as an important continuation of Gothic design, but the granite work is increasingly seen today as an important hinge in American Italianate architectural history.

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