Monday, February 25, 2008

Living Large In Jamaica Plain

I found these in the book The Country House: A Practical Manual of the Planning and Construction of, by Charles Edward Hooper. There are many illustrations in the book, and somehow these four from a Jamaica Plain house were used. The book was published in 1905, so it could have been the Quincy Shaw house - he was rich as Croesus. It would be interesting to know where they got the pictures. Where they found in a magazine, or were they taken especially for the book? In any case, we get a look at how the other half lived in J.P. one hundred years ago.

1 comment:

  1. The staircases looks 18th century; perhaps it was in the Hallowell House, which was in JP, and published frequently? As for the others, fair game as to sources, but probably they came from architectural magazines of the day.