Beacon Hill Studio Building // 1914

Located on Charles Street in Beacon Hill, Boston, you’ll find this charming Tudor style commercial building, which appears as if it was plucked from the England! The Studio Building was built in 1914, and replaced a livery stable on the site (not really necessary with the growing popularity of the automobile). The building was designed by the architectural firm of Loring & Leland for William Coombs Codman of the Brahmin Boston family as an investment. The building was constructed on a prominent corner lot with commercial/retail use at the ground floor and artist studios above. Just six years after the building was complete, Charles Street was widened, and the building was shaved back over 10′ with all new openings seen here.

3 thoughts on “Beacon Hill Studio Building // 1914

  1. lmerdmann27 June 8, 2021 / 7:00 pm

    The last word, “here,” refers to the ground-floor openings? It’s a little unclear. Great building, though.

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    • Buildings of New England June 8, 2021 / 10:16 pm

      Agh! Remind me not to type these with my cellphone, it’s not the best to read and edit! Thanks for the note, I fixed it. 🙂


  2. lmerdmann27 June 9, 2021 / 12:04 am

    Thank you. Next go-round, you may want to remove “the” from the second line so it’s simply “England.” (I suspect these captions are written quickly and not read over before the Send button is hit.)


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