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Abstract The photographs, taken in June 1901 by the City Engineering Department, focus on a single block of Clark Street between Washington to the north and School to the south. At the time, Clark Street, a crowded residential street in The Port (also known as Area 4), ran north to south from Webster Avenue to Main Street. In addition to the work performed by the Street Department, the photos offer a unique view of working-class housing at a turning point in building technology. Many children appear in...
Dates: June 1901
Abstract Biography Note: The Cogswell family began living at 61 Kirkland Street May 1882. Edward R. Cogswell, a physician, and his wife Sarah moved into the house with their four children: Charles N., George P., Margaret E., and Edward R. Jr. Charles Northend Cogswell was born July 11, 1864, moving to the Kirkland house when he was 18. Charles went to Joshua Kendall’s School in Cambridge and graduated from Harvard in 1886. He went on to study architecture at M.I.T. and the Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris. He...
Abstract Biography Note: The Mellens were a very prominent family in Cambridge, and their soap business, Curtis Davis & Co., became the American branch of Lever Brothers, the largest soap manufacturer in the world at the time.
- Subject: Architecture, Domestic X