Kidder, Peabody & Co., Bank Building

Sewall Place (113 Devonshire Street)
Boston, Mass.

Year Built: 1881
Year Demolished: ?

Built in 1881 and demolished sometime thereafter. No picture is known to exist of this building.


References

• Atlas of the City of Boston, Boston Proper, Vol. 1, G.W. Bromley & Co., 1883, Plate G (Oliver W. Peabody).

• John Hubbard Sturgis papers, Boston Athenaeum Library, client list, 8/1/1886, H. Kidder noted as a client of Charles Brigham.

• Atlas of the City of Boston, Boston Proper and Back Bay, G.W. Bromley & Co., Plate 010, 1917 (Kidder, Peabody & Co., Frank E. Peabody).

• "A Half Century of Bostonís Building, Charles S. Damrell, 1895, p. 54 ("Banking-house, property of Kidder, Peabody & co., located on Sewall Place, in the rear of 113 Devonshire Street, was built in 1881-3, at a cost of $103,000. Sturgis & Brigham, architects; Thomas J. Whidden, mason; D.B. Whitcomb, carpenter."

• Atlas of the City of Boston, Boston Proper and Back Bay, G.W. Bromley & Co., Plate 010, 1908 (Frank E. Peabody and William Endicott, Jr, Trustees). An addition to the building adjacent to 119 Devonshire seems to have since the 1888 map was published. This would have been the rear portion of the building and not likely to have affected the overall design.

• Atlas of the City of Boston, Boston Proper, Vol. 1, G.W. Bromley & Co., 1888, Plate 022 (Oliver W. Peabody).

• Atlas of the City of Boston, Boston Proper and Back Bay, G.W. Bromley & Co., Plate 010, 1912 (Frank E. Peabody and William Endicott, Jr, Trustees). The building changes somewhat, as it seems to have merged with the building in front of it at 119 Devonshire. It is unclear whether the Sewall Place/ 113 Devonshire Street building was demolished at this time or simply altered. The shape and proportions of the original building appear to remain.

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