ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Hanover Street at Blackstone Street

Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
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Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"Like a bar graph on a business report, this downtown Boston building marks the ups and downs of economics by gaining or losing height.

The older photo, made in 1933, shows the building at a proud five stories. The top floor is obviously an addition. No doubt it was added to gain rentable space during a time of economic prosperity – probably in the 1860s or ‘70s, judging by the floor’s slope-sided mansard architecture.

But 1933, of course, was not a...
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Location
Hanover Street & Blackstone Street
Boston, MA 02108
United States

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