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Boston Company Building

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1970, Pietro Belluschi with Emery Roth and Sons. 1 Boston Pl.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

This is a strong building by virtue of its size and almost isolated setting. Visible diagonal structural braces and the building's towering rooftop setback pavilion are landmark features in the city skyline, whereas its foundation walls at the street level ignore the surrounding context. Here stood the second meetinghouse at the head of the central market square for colonial Boston.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "Boston Company 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, 51-51.

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