Boston: Jewelers Building Study Report

The Jewelers Building was developed between 1897 and 1904 for retail and commercial office use.  Jewelry and watch businesses have occupied the building since its construction, accompanied by professional offices in recent decades.

The Jewelers Building is architecturally and historically significant on the local, state, and New England levels for several reasons. It is a commanding example of large-scale, steel-frame commercial architecture built at the turn of the 20th century in Boston's Financial District. It is notable for its use of thin-skinned terra cotta cladding with unusually vibrant sculptural ornament, and its harmonious interpretation of Beaux Arts, Spanish Renaissance, and Classical Revival styles. It is also notable as the work of two prolific architectural firms, Winslow & Wetherell, and Arthur Bowditch, as well as one of the foremost building contractors in the nation in the late 19th and 20th centuries, George A. Fuller & Co. Largely intact, the property retains integrity of location, setting, design, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association.

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  2. The study report will be discussed at a public hearing on November 9, 2021. Members of the public are invited to attend this hearing and provide comments there as well. Please look for the meeting notice in the public notices section of our website.

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