Ames Building, Bristol Building, Mercantile Building
77-79 Chauncy St., 27-31 Bedford St., 31-39 Harrison Ave., 2 Exeter Pl.Built in 1884. This building was likely demolished to make way for the Swissotel in 1981.
Year Built: 1884
Year Demolished: 1981
• Atlas of the City of Boston, Boston Proper and Back Bay, G.W. Bromley & Co., Plate 001, 1908 (77-79 Chauncy Street, 2 Exeter Place, 31-39 Harrison Avenue and 27 Bedford Street present, Oliver Ames, et al, Trustees, noted.
• Atlas of the City of Boston, Boston Proper, Vol. 1, G.W. Bromley & Co., 1888, Plate 029 (Frederick Ames noted).
• Atlas of the City of Boston, Boston Proper, Vol. 1, G.W. Bromley & Co., 1883, Plate G, 77 Chauncy Street present, Frederick L. Ames noted.
• "A Half Century of Bostonís Building," Charles S. Damrell, 1895, p. 54 (Sturgis & Brigham, architects, Thomas J. Whidden & Co., builders and B.D. Whitcomb, builder). Illustration, opposite p. 51.
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