1853 Wood Engraving Charles Street Baptist Church Boston Asher Benjamin Historic


"Charles Street Baptist Church, Boston"

This is an original 1853 black and white in-text wood engraving of the Charles Street Baptist Church in Beacon Hill, Boston. The building was designed by architect, Asher Benjamin, and built 1804 -1807. An historic landmark, this church has been home to several Christian denominations, including Baptists, the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Unitarian Universalist.


This 161+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 9 inches; 16 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of antique wood engravings from the 1853 Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion. Founded by "the father of illustrated journalism" Frederick Gleason in 1851, this 19th century illustrated periodical was published in Boston, Massachusetts. It provides an excellent historical record of people, places, and events important to mid-Victorian America.