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The Ayer Mansion

  • Constructed: 1899-1902
  • Architect: Louis Comfort Tiffany
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts

One of only three surviving Tiffany residential commissions, the Ayer Mansion has the esteem of being the only residence designed from its inception by artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. The "most fashionable purveyor of taste" during America's Gilded Age, Tiffany designed the Boston mansion for an aging Frederick Ayer who had made his wealth from patent medicines and textiles. After Frederick's death in 1918, the mansion was used as office spaces, an insurance company, and eventually the Trimount Foundation, Inc., and the Bayridge Residence & Cultural Center.

Exterior shot of the Ayer Mansion

photo by: Leslee, Flickr

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