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Ayer Mansion (Noon Tour)
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12:00 PM
395 Commonwealth Ave
Built between 1899 and 1902 for businessman and art collector Frederick Ayer, the Ayer Mansion is the only surviving residence created by American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. Named a National Historic Landmark in 2005, the Mansion exemplifies what one critic of the day called Tiffany’s “dumbfounding versatility.” Tiffany-designed stone and glass mosaics, graceful metalwork, Favrile glass vases, custom furniture, intricate plaster work, elaborate art glass windows, and unexpected architectural flourishes all work together to create a cohesive masterpiece. To enter the Mansion, you’ll need to climb eight stairs (with a railing). We’ve reserved spots for BHV on this public tour. Possibility of lunch afterwards. Meet at 395 Commonwealth Avenue (between Massachusetts Avenue and Charlesgate East) at 11:50 a.m. for our noon tour. Closest T station is Hynes Convention Center. BHV members and their guests: $10.