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Grant-Hoffman Building

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1903, Clinton I. Warren; 1987–1989 restoration and expansion, CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares and Casendino. 745 Boylston St.

In what is perhaps the first glazed terra-cotta-clad building in Boston, the principal mass of the six-story facade displays the clear, rational framed window wall of the structure. The restoration of the original fabric is exemplary, the expansion and new construction less successful. The stacking of awkwardly curved mansardlike levels above the cornice speaks another language. At ground level the building also betrays its 1980s trendiness in its double columns and inner lobby.

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Author: 
Keith N. Morgan
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Keith N. Morgan, "Grant-Hoffman Building", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MA-01-BB78.

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Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 177-177.

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