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Last updated: 4/8/19

Ames-Webster House tour

Preserving 19th-century splendor in a 21st-century City.

Standing proudly at the corners of Dartmouth Street and Commonwealth Avenue since 1871, and greatly expanded in 1882 for railroad and manufacturing heir Frederick L. Ames, this home represents the finest work of two prominent 19th-century Boston architectural firms, Peabody and Stearns and John Hubbard Sturgis.

For the first time in nearly 150 years, the mansion is being fully restored under the supervision of award-winning architectural firm, Hamady Architects. Murals by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant and a magnificent stained glass by John La Farge have been meticulously restored. The home has received additions reflecting its architectural patrimony, the reinstatement of its elegantly gated carriage entrance and a new parterre garden — testaments honoring Boston’s unique architectural history. Richly carved oak woodworks were replicated by a contemporary millwork shop in Virginia, celebrating the accessibility of, and dedication to, American craftsmanship.

In observance of Boston’s Preservation Month, you are invited to tour the Ames-Webster Mansion.