Work

Work of Charles Bulfinch

The Fifth Meeting House in Lancaster, Massachusetts truly is an American Masterpiece, though not the only one. Here are some examples of the other great works of Charles Bulfinch.


Massachusetts State HouseMassachusetts State House

The building is situated on 6.7 acres of land on top of Beacon Hill in Boston. It was built on land once owned by John Hancock, Massachusetts’s first elected governor. For the building, architect Charles Bulfinch was inspired by two buildings of London: William Chambers’s Somerset House, and James Wyatt’s Pantheon.


Massachusetts General Hospital

Mass General

Founded in 1811, the original hospital was designed by the famous American architect Charles Bulfinch. It is the third-oldest general hospital in the United States. Also see “Ether Dome” below.


Ether Dome

Ether Dome

The Ether Dome is an amphitheater in the Bulfinch Building at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. It served as the hospital’s operating room from its opening in 1821 until 1867. It was the site of the first public demonstration of the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic on 16 October 1846.


Otis House

Otis House

The 1st Harrison Gray Otis House built in 1796 is located at 141 Cambridge Street, next to the Old West Church in Boston’s West End. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and, further, has been designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
This house is now owned by the Historic New England organization, and is open as a nonprofit museum.


Tontine Crescent

Tontine Crescent

Franklin Place, designed by Charles Bulfinch and built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1793-95, included a row of sixteen three-story brick townhouses that extended in a 480-foot curve, a small garden, and four double houses. These buildings include the Tontine Crescent.

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