U shaped apartment building - Boston, Mass. - 1971

Image for U shaped apartment building - Boston, Mass. - 1971
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 2802pixels × 4364pixels
Type
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
1971
Description
This image depicts the U-shape courtyard of a three story building. Made of brick, the narrow courtyard ends in a round curve with two green doors, one on each side of the courtyard. Each door is reached by a set of four steps. Between the doors and lining the walls are banks of windows, many with broken glass. Two windows between the green doors are boarded over. There is a large pile of garbage in the center of the courtyard, and litter is scattered along the edge of the walls and on the steps.
Topic
African American
Architecture
Communities
Photography
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.12
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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