Bowen's Picture Of Boston; Or The Citizens And Stranger's Guide To The Metropolis Of Massachusetts…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byAbel Bowen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838. Excerpt: ... Franklin Typographical Society. Washington Society. Massachusetts Society of Cincinnati. Boston.Society for the Suppression of Intemperance. Pastoral Association of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Sabbath School Union. Mechanic's Lyceum. Social Lyceum. Young Men's Benevolent Society. Massachusetts Lyceum. Young Men's Association for the Propagation of Literature and Science. Billing and Holden Society. PUBLIC BUILDINGS. STATE HOUSE. The corner stone of this edifice was laid July 4th, 1795, on land formerly owned by Governor Hancock, near the top of Beacon Hill. This building is of an oblong form, 173 feet front and 51 deep. It consists of a basement story 20 feet high, and a principal story 30 feet. This, in the centre of the front, is covered with an attic 60 feet wide, 20 feet high, which is covered with a pediment. Immediately above this rises a dome, 52 feet diameter and 35 high; the whole terminates with an elegant circular lantern 25 feet high, supporting a gilded pine cone. The basement story is finished plain on the wings with square windows. The centre is 94 feet in length, and formed of arches which project 14 feet; they form a covered walk below, and support a colonnade of Corinthian columns of the same extent above. The outside walls are of large patent bricks, with white marble fascias, imposts and keystones. The body of the building is of a Portland stone color; the dome of a bronze. The lower story is divided into a large hall or public walk in the centre, 50 feet square and 20 high, supported by Doric columns. In the centre and on the north side of this story is placed the highly finished Statux Of Washington, by Chantry, in a neat Temple erected for the purpose. Two entries open at each end, 16 feet wide, with two nights of stairs in each; o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838. Excerpt: ... Franklin Typographical Society. Washington Society. Massachusetts Society of Cincinnati. Boston.Society for the Suppression of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217727875

ISBN - 13:9780217727877

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