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1835, Alexander Parris. Commandant's Way.

Originally used to stores arms and explosives, these two granite buildings survive on the river at the west end of the property. Designed by Alexander Parris, plans for the larger of the two are dated January 1835. The smaller structure was probably added a few years later. The magazines were sited well away from the hospital buildings and had their own dock on the Chelsea River. Parris designed similar structures for both the Charlestown and Portsmouth navy yards.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Naval Hospital Magazines", [Chelsea, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

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, 365-365.

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