Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday Doorway

This week's doorway is of the Bowdoin School, a Georgian Revival style building located at 45 Myrtle Street on Beacon Hill. It was built in 1896 and designed by Edmund March Wheelwright who also designed the Longfellow Bridge, Harvard Lampoon Building, Jordan Hall, and Horticultural Hall. This building housed the administration of the Boston Public Schools after 1936 and was converted to condominiums in 1977.

15 comments:

amatamari© said...

Beautiful shot!
I really like also the white decoration top!
Thanks!

White Oleander said...

A very solid door it seems:)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

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Malyss said...

Classical architecture around the door, "greek style" with the sculpture, the columns and the tall pediment (or fronton?)..AND, the very bostonian red bricks!
I like this mix, it makes something really typical!

magiceye said...

imposing!

Kcalpesh said...

Doors & windows.. well any day any time.. my favorite subjects to shoot... nice shot this one..

Lois said...

Very nice entrance! I like the columns.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the shape of the door. ;-)

~Just me again~ said...

Ohh I love this door. Very nice shot!

joo said...

Very elegant:)

Robin said...

I think if I lived there I'd be compelled to stand up straight and put my shoulders back every time I walked through the door! It really does still have that school feel to it (probably because it still says school right up there LOL).

cieldequimper said...

Wouldn't mind living there... ;-)

Jacob said...

Impressive entrance. I don't think I'd mind living in one of those condos!

Tash said...

Lovely door. Mr. Wheelwright was a very talented and busy man. It seems that the conversion to condos has worked well.

Marie Reed said...

What a surprise to see!