1889 – Ames Building, Boston, Massachusetts

Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge


Design published in the American Architect and Building News, May 1889. Located at 1 Court Street and Washington Mall in downtown Boston, the Ames Building was designed by the architectural firm of Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge in Richardsonian Romanesque for Frederick L. Ames. The final design (not shown) is the second tallest masonry load bearing-wall structure in the world, exceeded only by the Monadnock Building in Chicago, completed that same year. It is thirteen stories high with a three-story granite base and sandstone and brick walls. Now an hotel.

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