Buildings and Landmarks of Old Boston: A Guide to the Colonial, Provincial, Federal, and Greek Revival Periods, 1630-1850

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UPNE, 2001 - Architecture - 177 pages
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This is a book for Boston visitors interested in the architecture and character of the pre-modern era, as well as for armchair historians desiring a quick but fascinating version of the first two centuries of Boston history. Divided into four periods -- Colonial, Provincial, Federal, and Greek Revival -- the book presents 57 buildings extant in the 1960s.

For each building, in addition to a concise verbal description of its history and function, Howard S. Andros supplies a detailed drawing conveying its character and its form. Maps of downtown Boston and the greater Boston area pinpoint each site's location. The remains of a vibrant older city, increasingly hidden amid today's massive urban reconstruction projects, come alive again in The Buildings and Landmarks of Old Boston.
 

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This is a nice introduction to some of the historic buildings and sites around Boston. A person walking around Boston will see many more architecturally interesting buildings from these periods and ... Read full review

Contents

Colonial Period Map
2
Home of the Cod
3
Trimountain as It May Have Appeared from
8
The Massachusetts Bay Colonies
11
A Conjectural View of the Early Boston Settlement
16
Kings Chapel Burial Ground
19
Massachusetts Bay Company Charter
23
Old Granary Burial Ground
25
Kings Chapel
75
Bunker Hill
83
Dorchester Heights
88
Boston Light
91
Federal Period
94
The China Venture
99
Conjectural View of the China Venture
100
The Frigate Constitution
106

Province Steps and Gateway
32
Provincial Period Map
40
The Provincial Era
41
Capen House
47
Long Wharf
48
Moses PierceHichborn House
51
Clough House
54
Christ Church or Old North Church
61
Old North Church Christ Church
62
Boston Stone
69
Walnut Street
112
Third Harrison Gray Otis House
116
Hancock Street
122
Park Street Church
129
David Sears House
138
The Granite Warehouses
147
Louisburg Square
153
NOTES
159
BIBLIOGRAPHY
177
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Howard S. Andros has been an illustrator, graphic artist, and map designer for 60 years.

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