Boston was the last city on our 2011 state-side trip and above is the only remaining privately-owned Bulfinch mansion on Beacon Hill.
The final Otis house flanks Boston Common. Originally a single mansion, it was expanded to house one of the Otis’ daughters and thus joined the terrace.
We had visited San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, Las Vegas and New York, Princeton and Harvard before Boston.
Boston has a handful of houses that are definitely worth visiting and in addition to the Otis House I recorded last week, we also went to the late 17th century Paul Revere House and the Nichols House Museum. Photos were allowed inside the Nicholas House (a Beacon Hill town house) and so it deserves its own post.
During the 2 week+ holiday I had been on the look out for architectural details and inspiration. I must admit, the pickings were much slimmer on the west coast. However, as you’ll see from my pictures below, I found enough to keep me happy, especially inside the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston and The Frick Collection in New York.
Now that’s a feast for the eyes!