ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Merrimac Street at Friend Street

Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
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Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"A building as a book: That is what we see in the marvelous photo taken in 1916 of the corner of Merrimac and Friend streets near North Station. Like the carved names of great thinkers on the facade of the Boston Public Library or the sculptures of saints around the doors of a Gothic cathedral, the signs on this small building advertise its contents.

‘Merrimac House,’ the topmost sign says. That surely means the building was a hotel or a rooming house,...
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Location
Merrimac Street & Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
United States

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