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Hayden Building
Historic Buildings: Residential

Architect
Henry Hobson Richardson
Renovation Architects
Bruner/Cott & Associates, CUBE design + research
Preservation Organization
Historic Boston Inc.
Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
Dates
  • Constructed, 1875
  • Renovation, 1995
Landmark Designations
  • National Historic Landmark 1980
Awards
  • Boston Preservation Alliance Award for Excellence 1996
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Description
ABOUT THE BUILDING
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Hayden Building is part of a larger genealogy in the design of buildings leading up to the first skyscrapers. H.H. Richardson’s grand simple gesture of massive stone and grouped windows in sequence gave large buildings a sense of monumentality and nobility. Richardson showed architects how to express the scale of increasingly larger buildings without overusing ornament. The Hayden Building is one the last remainin...
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Location
The Hayden Building
681 Washington St
Boston, MA 02116
United States

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