Horticultural Hall, Boston (1845)

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Horticultural Hall, School Street, Boston, ca.1840s

Horticultural Hall (1845-1860s) of Boston, Massachusetts, stood at no.40 School Street.[1][2] The Massachusetts Horticultural Society erected the building and used it as headquarters until 1860.[3] Made of granite, it measured "86 feet in length and 33 feet in width ... [with] a large hall for exhibitions, a library and business room, and convenient compartments for the sale of seeds, fruits, plants and flowers."[4] Among the tenants: Journal of Agriculture;[5] Azell Bowditch's seed store;[6] and Morris Brothers, Pell & Trowbridge minstrels.[7][8]



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  1. ^ Boston Directory. 1852
  2. ^ Horticultural Hall stood on the former site of the Boston Latin School (1812-1844). cf. Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of Boston, 1903
  3. ^ The society sold the property to hotelier Harvey D. Parker in 1860. cf. History of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society., Boston: The Society, 1880 
  4. ^ Hayward, John (1847), A gazetteer of Massachusetts, Boston: J. Hayward, OCLC 9917283 
  5. ^ American Agriculturalist, July 1851
  6. ^ Journal of Agriculture, 1851
  7. ^ Proceedings of the Bostonian Society at the annual meeting, January 9, 1900
  8. ^ The building was "also known as Pell, Huntley and Morris Brothers Opera House January 1858; School Street Opera House, 1860; The Boudoir, 1861." cf. King, Donald C. (2005), The theatres of Boston, Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co., ISBN 0-7864-1910-5, 0786419105 
  9. ^ a b c d American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1
  10. ^ Peter E. Palmquist, Thomas R. Kailbourn. Pioneer photographers of the far west: a biographical dictionary, 1840-1865. Stanford University Press, 2000

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Coordinates: 42°21′27.5″N 71°3′34.84″W / 42.357639°N 71.0596778°W / 42.357639; -71.0596778