Wesleyan Building, Boston (Bromfield Street)

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Wesleyan Building (at right), no.36 Bromfield St., Boston, 2010

The Wesleyan Building (est.1870) of Boston, Massachusetts, is located on Bromfield Street in the vicinity of Downtown Crossing. Architects Joseph Billings and Hammatt Billings designed it as the headquarters of the Methodist Boston Wesleyan Association.[1][2] Tenants have included the New-England Methodist Historical Society; Zion's Herald; Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church;[3][4] Boston Lyceum Bureau; Boston Theological Seminary;[5] and Emerson College of Oratory.[6] By 1912 the Methodists had moved to a new building on Copley Square.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Proud day in Methodism: cornerstone laying is fitly recognized; new Wesleyan building inspires speakers, Rev. Dr. Parkhurst reviews society leaders." Boston Evening Transcript, Dec. 11, 1912
  2. ^ Boston Landmarks Commission (Boston, Mass.) (1980), Central business district preservation study, part ii: draft summary of findings 
  3. ^ Justin Winsor (1881), The memorial history of Boston, v.3, part 1, Boston: Osgood 
  4. ^ Woman's Missionary Friend, v.35, 1903
  5. ^ Southworth and Southworth. AIA Guide to Boston. 3rd ed. 2008
  6. ^ Emerson College. A short history of Emerson College. Retrieved 2012-03-14

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Coordinates: 42°21′23.62″N 71°3′37.7″W / 42.3565611°N 71.060472°W / 42.3565611; -71.060472