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Boston Art Deco tends also to make great use of Greco-Roman geometric friezes and stylized, vegetable-inspired ornament. Some Financial District Art Deco buildings also feature bas-relief murals of historic and heroic themes. Back Bay was once the site of many Art Deco storefronts with stylized Parisian pilasters and grillwork, but only the former quarters of Shreve, Crump & Low Inc. on Boylston Street (see p96) remain intact. Modernist interior of the Kresge Chapel, built in the 1950s MODERNISM The willing embrace of Modernism at Boston and Cambridge colleges has graced the Boston area with a wide range of outstanding 20th-century buildings where simplicity of form is favored over ornament, and expressive lines grow out of function.
Stephen’s Church in the North End (see p72) and the enlargement of Faneuil Hall (see p63). His application of local granite building stone to the Massachusetts General Hospital surgical pavilion laid out principles later followed by Alexander Parris and others as they forged the Boston Granite style of architecture, exemplified by Quincy Market (see p64) and Charlestown Navy Yard (see p115). S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. 19th-century view of Massachusetts State House from Boston Common Museum of Science and Science Park The Museum of Science straddles the Charles River atop the inactive flood control dam that sits at the mouth of the Charles River.
Hepzibah Swan Houses 5 Drawing room of the Bulfinchdesigned Nichols House Museum Nichols House Museum 4 55 Mount Vernon St. Map 1 B4. Tel (617) 227-6993. Park Street. # Apr–Oct: 11am–4pm Tue–Sat; Nov– Mar: 11am–4pm Thu–Sat. org The Nichols House Museum was designed by Charles Bulfinch in 1804 and offers a rare glimpse into the tradition-bound lifestyle of Beacon Hill. Modernized in 1830 by the addition of a Greek Revival portico, the house is nevertheless a superb example of Bulfinch’s domestic architecture.