Magnolias in bloom in front of the Hunnewell Building, 1952

April 7, 2016

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolias, 1952

Magnolias in bloom in front of the Hunnewell Building, 1952

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolias, 1952

Administration Building [Title from recto of enclosure.] ; Admistration Bldg. & Magnolias [Title from verso.] ; 2 duplicates, 11.5 x 16.5 cm.; 16 x 25 cm.; 1 negative, 5.5 x 5.5 cm. Gelatin silver process.

Hunnewell Building, spring, magnolias, 1952

Photographer unknown
Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
April 22, 1952

A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog.

The Hunnewell Building is located at the Main Entrance of the Arnold Arboretum. The facility houses our Visitor Center, Lecture Hall, Library and Archives, and Herbarium. The building was constructed in 1892 and fully renovated with improved accessibility in 1992. It is named in honor of Horatio Hollis Hunnewell (1810-1902), who was a major contributor to the institution. You can read more about H. H. Hunnewell and the The Hunnewell Estates Historic District in Arnoldia [pdf].

Also remember to visit our Visual Archives, which include historical landscape images of The Hunnewell Building.

On Tuesday, April 12, Andrew Bunting of Chicago Botanic Garden will give his talk “Magnolias for New England” at 7pm in The Hunnewell Building.

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