Great Buildings of Boston Knowledge Cards
A busy colonial port, Boston grew into the biggest and richest city of New England, a center of learning whose celebrated universities have lately made the region a hotbed for biotechnology. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, public spaces, mansions, and campuses appeared within a stone's throw of Boston Harbor and the Charles River. Here we give you 48 historic buildings on 48 cards, a photograph on the front and, on the back, notes about the building, its architect, and its historical setting. From the handsome eighteenth-century spire of Old North Church to Faneuil Hall and Fenway Park, the noblest and best-loved of Boston architecture is depicted in photographs by Peter Vanderwarker and described by Dave Weinstein, architectural historian and author of Pomegranate's Great Buildings of San Francisco
List of Buildings
Boston Public Library, Harkness Commons, Old North Church, Honan-Allston Branch Library, St. Stephen's Church, Macallen Building Condos, King's Chapel, Kresge Auditorium and Chapel, Paul Revere House, Fenway Park, Old Corner Bookstore, Boston Symphony Hall, Old State House, Baker House Dormitory, State House, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Faneuil Hall, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall Marketplace), Memorial Hall, Custom House Block, South Station, State Street Block, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, First Harrison Gray Otis House, Boston Architectural College, Scott-Nell House, John Hancock Tower, William Prescott House, City Hall, Nichols House Museum, Edward Everett House, House of Odd Windows, Muster House, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston Athenaeum, Jacob Wirth's German Restaurant, Trinity Church, Building H, West Campus Residence Halls, Gibson House, Berkeley Building, Union Park Street Row Houses, McLauthlin Building, The Castle (First Corps of Cadets Armory), Proctor Building, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Ames Building, Custom House, and Batterymarch Building.