Boston Athenaeum

10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, Massachusetts

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Description 

Largest of the Nation's early proprietary libraries. Parts of the libraries of George Washington and John Quincy Adams, as well as early pamphlets of historical value, are among the treasures of the Athenaeum. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 21, 1965

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000132
Architectural style
Victorian: Renaissance
Area of significance
Education
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Library
Current function
Library
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1847; 1913; 1914

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2018: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • January 28, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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