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...presents a brief history of the Sears Crescent building on Cornhill in downtown Boston"s Government Center; copies of this item were in the BRA collection...

The Physical Object
Paginationpamphlet; illus., photos, map; not dated (circa 1979)
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Open LibraryOL25408613M

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Rose has appeared on CBS, PBS, A&E, WGN-TV and her book has been featured in the /5(37). See 3 photos and 1 tip from 6 visitors to Sears Crescent & Sears Block. "Crescent shape due to fact bldgs built to shape of original street. Sears " Historic Site in Boston, MA. Cornhill Street (State Street) Boston, MA United States.

Get directions. See More. Sears Crescent on Cornhill New Cornhill curved in a graceful way and attracted booksellers and publishers. By the mid-nineteenth century, it had become the heartbeat of Boston’s intellectual community, drawing religious, social, and political thinkers.

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Sears Crescent on Cornhill New Cornhill curved in a graceful way and attracted booksellers and publishers. By the mid-nineteenth century, it had become the heartbeat of Boston’s intellectual community, drawing religious, social, and political thinkers.

Today, the Sears' Crescent and Sears' Block occupies the former location of Cornhill, but the original curvature of the street can still be imagined.

Many of the bookstores moved across the street to Brattle Street towards the end of the century - today, Brattle Book Shop is the last remaining bookstore from the "Cornhill.

The Sears Crescent Building is the last remaining 19th century commercial building on what used to be Cornhill Street in Scollay Sears crescent and cornhill book. The building was constructed in and was remodelled in the ’s, with the addition of fine Italianate detailing. Design work included a new sixth floor, new elevators and various interior and exterior [ ].

Cornhill soon became a mecca for Boston’s intellectuals during its midth-century heyday. Writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Russell Lowell, and John Greenleaf Whittier met at Burnham’s book store (later the Brattle Book Shop) on Cornhill, in the Sears Crescent Building.

Oliver Wendell Holmes kept law offices there. The Crescent is a charming small cottage style shown in the Sears Honor Bilt Supplement.

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The formal entry displays Colonial Revival elements common to much more formal homes. home > House Plans > Sears Special Supplement > Crescent.

Asking: $, Sears Modern Homes Model: The Crescent Year Built: Listing Agent: Steve Heilig Listing Brokerage: Baird & Warner Over in Sears & Roebuck’s home state of Illinois, we found this gorgeous Crescent model Sears catalog home up for sale at a tantalizing price.

In the early s, Sears sold thousands of homes around the U.S. through its mail-order catalogs. Many of those houses are still around, and their. The Sears Crescent (below, ) was one of the company’s most popular models. Spanish Colonial Revival (relatively uncommon) These styles were a short-lived phase during the s and early 30s.

Looking out on the contemporary architecture of Boston's resplendent new Government Center, Sears' Crescent has been preserved not as an attempt to recreate the past but as a very part of the past itself.

As a matter of interest to our customers and friends, we present this thumbnail history of Cornhill. Sears Modern Homes pg51, Crescent Sears Modern Homes pg52, Sears Modern Homes pg53, Some of the books to be given away were published in the late 18th or early 19th century.

published right here in Cornhill in ,” he said. Sears Crescent was saved from demolition to. Sears' Crescent was constructed in as a series of Federal period commercial rowhouses.

Around these were given a unified curving facade with Italianate styling. The Sears' Block, built inis a rare surviving instance of granite post-and-lintel construction. Cornhill was a street in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th and 20th centuries, located on the site of the current City Hall Plaza in Government was named in ; previously it was known as Market Street (–).

In its time, it comprised a busy part of the city near Brattle Street, Court Street and Scollay the 19th century, it was the home of many bookstores and.

Sears' Crescent and Sears' Block. National Register Information System ID: Struggle Is Under Way to Save Intellectual Landmark in Boston; Sear's Crescent on Cornhill St., Famous as Book Center, in Danger of Demolition By Alexander Burnham Special To the New York Times.

The Sears Crescent Building Built in by David Sears on Cornhill, a street carved into the city's landscape init quickly became a magnet for businesses from carpet stores to restaurants. Sears Wish Book. The first Sears Christmas Wish Book catalogue came out in The catalogue contained toys and other holiday gifting merchandise.

Items featured in. Cornhill Book Store. Adams gave his views on the importance of preserving the Sears Crescent block. At this point in the discussion, Mr.

Edward J. Logue entered the meeting. Professor Walter Muir Whitehill presented his views and urged that the Authority utilize every effort to preserve the Sears Crescent. George Gloss, a thickset, scholarly-looking bookseller who owns and runs the Brattle, is waging a desperate final-hour battle to save the archaic Sears Crescent, a cluster of buildings which.

Sears crescent this memorandum, from BRA Development Administrator Edward J. Logue, briefly describes three proposals received for the redevelopment of the historic Sears Crescent (Parcel 10) in downtown Boston's Government Center urban renewal project; this item was in the BRA collection.

The Sears Crescent Building is the last remaining 19th century commercial building on what used to be Cornhill Street in Scollay Square. Sears' Crescent was constructed in as a series of Federal period commercial rowhouses.

Around these were given a unified curving facade with Italianate styling. The Sears' Block, built in The Bowdoin Square streetcar, Washington and Roxbury Streets, is going past a construction site on Cornhill.

A sign on the back of the streetcar advertises a Pittsburgh-Boston baseball game. The Nathan L. Chaffin restaurant at 63 Cornhill is slightly left of center in the image.

The W.J. Talbot lunch room is at 71 Cornhill. D.C. Colesworthy, bookseller, is on the right side of the image at   George Gloss, owner of the Brattle Book shop, organized resistance and sought a reprieve of Cornhill, a street which ran in a parallel curve opposite the Sears Crescent.

Long the city’s book center, the street claimed historical ties to Washington, Edison, Franklin, Hawthorne, Lloyd Garrison, Beecher Stowe, and even then President Kennedy. Use your account and we will show you the models you purchased at Sears.

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ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS "Celebrants fill City Hall Plaza so thickly they look like ground cover. The date is February 3,and the New England Patriots have just won their second Super Bowl in three years.

Sears Husqvarna M Sears Husqvarna M Sears Husqvarna M Sears Husqvarna M Sears to 61 Hi Standard M 12 GA Sears to 67 Hi Standard M 12 GA Semi. The Sears Crescent: The only building to survive the demolition, largely through the efforts of George Gloss.

The bow of the brick fa§ade reveals the shape of old Cornhill (NOT Cornhill Street!). Designed as part of an elegant entrance into Faneuil Hall from Beacon Hill, The building went up in becoming the epicenter of Boston’s book.

MASSACHUSETTS, Suffolk County, Boston, Sears's Crescent and Sears' Block, 38—68 and 70—72 Cornhill (08/09/86) NEW YORK, New York County, New York, City and Suburban Homes Company's First Avenue Estate Historic District, — First Ave., — E. 64th St., and — E.

65th St. (08/01/86). Titled the Book of Bargains and later, The Great Price Maker, the famous Sears catalog expanded in the s from featuring watches and jewelry .The Crescent was a very popular kit house for Sears, and I’d venture to guess that it was one of their top ten most popular designs.

It was offered in two floorplans (Mama-sized and Papa-sized) and with an optional extra-high roof (Grandpapa sized).