Boston’s Love Affair with Art Deco

The Art Deco style in Boston never did flourished as it did in cities like New York, Tulsa and Miami, Florida, yet Boston has some excellent examples of the style. What remains today must be protected and preserved for they illustrate the history of the people of Boston.

More than any other architectural style, Art Deco celebrates the triumph of architecture, industrialism and commercialism. Below are some details of some of Boston’s most beloved Art Deco masterpieces.

For a sumptuous view of an Art Deco interior, visit Trinity Church on Copley Square and spend a few minutes admiring the 1938 re-decoration of the chancel by the prestigious architectural firm of Magginis and Walsh.

By any means, this is not a listing of every Art Deco building in the city, but a few details to spark interest in the style. To learn more about the city’s Art Deco architecture, visit the Art Deco Society of Boston’s website.

The Landmark AKA United Shoe Machinery Building, one of the city's most gorgeous buildings

The Landmark AKA United Shoe Machinery Building, one of the city's most gorgeous buildings

The Landmark AKA United Shoe Machinery Building, one of the city's most gorgeous buildings

New England Telephone & Telegraph Company on 185 Franklin Street (Also owned by Verizon)

The New England Telegraph and Telephone Company Building on Cambridge Street, occupied by Verizon.

The New England Telegraph and Telephone Company Building, now occupied by Verizon.

One of my favorites in the city, the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company on Cambridge Street.

Detail of the beautiful Shreve, Crump and Lowe Building.

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