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Alms House, Boston

Pattern Category: Places

Series: Beauties of America

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Height: 10.25 inches
  • Length: 12.625 inches
  • Width: 8.125 inches


Double handled soup tureen.   Designed by Charles Bulfinch,  the almshouse stood on the bank of the Charles River from 1800 to 1825.  The upper portion of the building consisted of three stories containing 48 rooms.  The building was enclosed by handsome gates and brick walls.  This view was also used  by Ralph Stevenson in his Vine Border version of the pattern, titled Almshouse, Boston, which can also be seen in this exhibit.   On the lid is  Cambridge College, Massachusetts.