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1 Washington Mall

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1972, Eduardo Catalano.

Respectfully ceding to its more prominent neighbors, this concrete office building is discreet but composed of clearly articulated rows of reflective glass windows set within metal frames, with narrow spandrels below. The whole rises from a four-story rectilinear base level with fenestration inspired by the monumental arcading of the adjacent Ames Building. A plaque tells us that Paul Revere's goldsmith shop once occupied this site.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "1 Washington Mall", [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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