Friday, April 30, 2010

" Boston Architecture "
watercolor 6x8 copyrighted 2010
Nita Leger Casey
When you visit Boston and you see what beautiful architecture was built in the 1800 ,it is a treat to visit these beautiful street of downtown Boston when most builders were artists themselves .
I think this is why I love New England !The cities, small towns and country side are just an artist dream to paint.
collectors of watercolors , email me nlcasey@charter.net
Built in 1899 for attorney Albert C. Burrage. It was home to the Burrage family until 1947. It got converted into doctor's offices, later it became the Boston Evening Clinic, later still it became a nursing home and is now condos!
Similar to homes built on New York's Fifth Avenue, it was modeled after Chenonceaux, a chateau located in the Loire Valley of France, and represents the only example of the "chateauesque" style in Boston.

This striking building was designed by Architect Charles Brigham, who also designed the additions to the State House and numerous other buildings in Boston.
You can find this mansion on Commonwealth Ave at the corner of Hereford.

3 comments:

C. Ousley said...

Well Done! Nice and "wet", good drawing.

Leslie Anne Pease said...

Beautiful.

Nita Leger Casey said...

Thank you Chris and Leslie for the nice comments