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Boston Public Library McKim Building architectural fragments

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Call Number: 2023.57

Content Description

Architectural fragments documenting the decorative elements and style systems of the Italianate structure of the Boston Public Library McKim building, constructed between 1888 and 1895. Materials include stone, tile, wood molding, brick, marble, plaster, plastic, leather, and copper. There are fragments from 24 different structures from the building and 33 objects total.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Historic New England, 2022 February 3. Previously donated to Historic New England by William G. Barry Jr. of architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott who restored the McKim Building in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Restrictions Apply



  • approximately 1888-1895


4.01 Cubic Feet (3 record cartons, 1 object)