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Blue Hills Bank Building

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1871. 1110 Washington St.

This rare surviving nineteenth-century bank building combines Greek Revival detailing more typical of the early nineteenth century with red brick and sandstone trim, characteristic materials of High Victorian Gothic buildings at that time. Probably because anticipated development failed to materialize, the bank relocated to Milton. The city acquired the building to serve as a branch library and police station. The library occupied the building until the 1970s, when it was sold and converted to commercial uses.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Blue Hills Bank Building", [Boston, 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, 264-264.

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