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Harding, Chester, House

Boston, Massachusetts
County of Suffolk.
16 Beacon Street
National Register Number: 66000764
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Headquarters of the Boston Bar Association.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 21, 1965):
Harding was one of America's notable portrait painters in the four decades before his death in 1866. Gilbert Stuart, himself an artist of no mean repute, complained of the "Harding fever" that temporatily eclipsed his own popularity. Harding occupied this four-story brick residence in 1826-30.


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