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Burroughs Wharf

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1989, Notter, Finegold + Alexander. 40–50 Battery St.

Two seven-story luxury condominium towers with eighty-six units occupy the site where Francis Burroughs ran his maritime operations in the early eighteenth century. The attempt to recall the earlier Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) coal bunker in the wooden framing of 40 Battery Street seems far fetched when compared with the companion building's windowed facades, dormer arches, projecting balconies, the provisions for underground parking, the landscaped promenade and driveway, and the well-appointed yachts moored at its piers. Contributing to the renewal of the waterfront, these condominiums are a prime sample of late-twentieth-century gentrification in a postmodern vein.

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Keith N. Morgan
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Keith N. Morgan, "Burroughs Wharf", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MA-01-WF6.

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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, 79-79.

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