Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1894/00/00 The John Adams Library is deposited in the rare book department of the Boston Public Library, where it remains. Journey of John Adams' Colonial Library
1895/00/00 Charles Follen McKim Architect Boston Public Library opens at the corner of Dartmouth St and Boylston St. Built for $2,268,000, it can hold million books.
1895/00/00 John Singer Sargent Painter John Singer Sargent paints a sequence of murals (oil on canvas set into the wall) on the top floor of the Boston Library between 1895 and 1916.


The Johnson Building

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Particulars for Boston Public Library:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Art Movement Italian Renaissance Revival
Architectural Style Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Historic Use Library
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Social History

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 73000317
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: McKim,Charles Follen; Johnson,Phillip
Architectural Style: Late 19th and 20th century revivals, Other
Attribute: Italian Renaissance
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National; Local; State
Area of Significance: Art, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1950-1974, 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1888, 1895, 1972
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: Library
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: Library

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