Young Mens Christian Union

48 Boylston Street
Boston, Mass.

Year Built: 1911

This is an addition to the Young Men's Christian Union. The renovation comprised removing some interior walls and adding an addition to the rear. The addition was almost completely enclosed by adjacent buildings and viewable only from the end of Lowell Court and the rear area of 41-45 Lagrange Street.

The lower story of this addition has obvious changes and the windows on the second story have been replaced. The original design was likely very simple and utilitarian. The addition continues on for another two bays or so to the right.


References

• G.W. Bromley Atlas of Boston Proper and Back Bay, 1912, Sheet 11, showing outline of 48-52 Boylston Street with addition to rear and its owner Boston Y.M.C. Union.

• G.W. Bromley Atlas of Boston Proper and Back Bay, 1895, Sheet 14, showing outline of 48-52 Boylston Street and its owner Boston Y.M.C. Union.

• Building Permit, City of Boston, 11/27/1911, Y.M.C.U., 48 Boylston Street alterations, Permit #2099, removal of interior partitions and new addition, Brigham, Coveney & Bisbee.


Images


2009, from Lowell Ct.

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