Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Towering Angell

That is Thomas Angell, one of the four men who wintered with Roger Williams in 1638. Angell Street spans from river to river (the Moshassuck to the Seekonk) and this fine building from the 1890's is smack dab in the middle.

An upright and towering example of Queen Ann still delivering the goods even today.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Angle of the Triangle

Charles Bulfinch wacked off the top of Beacon Hill for his statehouse, and then filled in Mill Pond, using a grid plan with diagonals for the urban design. This industrial flatiron building was constructed in 1904, with three additional floors added when it became the Bulfinch Hotel.

A rare stellar pointy building, thought the effort is somewhat squandered by its less-than-prominant  non-vista-terminating location.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Newburyport-in-a-storm Church

A day that threatened to rain turned out nice with a visit with west coast friends, and an unexpected classic car display. Walking back afterwards down a side street. we spied this modest, but dignified parish house peaking out behind the even more dignified and elegant church front of the First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist (make up your mind!).

They knew how to do things in 1801.