Item #7932 Falmouth House, 66, 68 and 70 Causeway Street, Boston.

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Falmouth House, 66, 68 and 70 Causeway Street, Boston.

Boston: Falmouth House; Heliotype Printing Company, [ca. 1877.]. Illustrated broadside, 17.625” x 11.5”. Image 11.5” x 9.5”, from photograph. CONDITION: Very good, paper pulp repairs and replacements to marginal losses, loss to a few letters at bottom reinstated by hand, backed with Japanese tissue.

An unrecorded and appealing broadside for a Boston hotel “on the European plan.”

This illustrated broadside advertises the various “Advantages of the Falmouth House,” which include its convenient proximity to railroads and streetcars and its “first-class Dining Room.” Rates ranged from fifty to seventy-five cents per day per person, or, according to newspaper ads, one dollar for “gentlemen and their wives.” Taken from an opposite corner, the photograph reproduced on this broadside shows the three-story hotel with its dining rooms and “Ladies’ Entrance” on one side of the ground floor office and “A. Robinson & Co. Market,” with various fruit and foul in the windows, on the other. The building had operated as a hotel (called the “Commercial”) since at least the early 1870s, under the management of “C. F. Clark & Co.” In the late 1870s it was “thoroughly renovated,” and begins appearing in ads and directories as the Falmouth House—under the sole proprietorship of C. F. Clark—in December of 1877.

We find no record of this handsome Boston hotel broadside.

Item #7932

Price: $750.00

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