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Wyndham Boston Hotel (Public Service or Batterymarch Building)

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Public Service or Batterymarch Building
1928, Harold Field Kellogg; 1999, Elkus/Manfredi. 54–68 Batterymarch and 89 Broad sts.
  • Wyndham Boston Hotel (Public Service or Batterymarch Building) (Keith Morgan)

For the earliest Art Deco skyscraper in Boston, Harold Field Kellogg experimented with color theory, selecting thirty shades of brick to modulate from dark to light as the eye moves up and across the facade. Built before the 1928 zoning law change that allowed for buildings higher than 155 feet in central Boston, the Batterymarch Building rises from a two-story base into three five-bay towers connected by three-bay setbacks. The windows are recessed behind continuous brick piers that celebrate, with the graduated color, the verticality of the building. In 1999, the building was converted to a luxury hotel.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Wyndham Boston Hotel (Public Service or Batterymarch 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, 66-66.

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