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Just before his death in 1886, the distinguished architect Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886) of Brookline, Massachusetts, from whom the "Richardsonian" style of architecture takes its name, built ten railroad depots for the Boston & Albany Railroad, whose Brookline branch was his local line. Though some of these have unfortunately since been demolished, others survive and are counted among the outstanding buildings of their period.
Richardson's last design, the depot in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 1886, incorporated a dramatic Port cochère
Richardson's charming depot of 1881 at Auburndale, Massachusetts, was unfortunately demolished in 1961. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
Richardson's Old Colony, Massachusetts depot. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
Wellesley Station in Massachusetts, designed by Richardson in 1884. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
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