Monday, December 1, 2008

small candle stand in a big city

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, and within it lies a small candle stand in a very old house museum.  This historic candle stand is secured in a room within the Nichols House Museum, located on 55 Mount Vernon Street on a quaint little street within the city.  Located between Beacon Hill and Boston Common, the neighborhood and the people that surround the house museum are proud of its historic value and significance.  
As some may already know, Boston is the capital and largest city of the state, and as one of the earliest New England settlements, the city has held a prominent place in American History. Keeping the history alive in the city is extremely important, as this is what gives this city character and charm.  Though some parts of Boston have evolved throughout the years and the  architecture has become more modern, the efforts to preserve the originality of some of the first settlements remain a priority.  
The federal style candle stand that stands erect in the Nichols House Museum keeps its importance and originality, simply because it hasn't been taken out of its initial environment.  

Compare: The Nichols House Museum in Boston, Mass. could be compared to the Biltmore Estate located in Asheville, NC.  Both houses, even though different in scale, have made a point to preserve the historic value even though the surroundings have changed.  A small federal style candle stand could very easily be found in both houses.

Contrast: Somewhere that you would not see a an older piece of furniture like the candle stand is an architectural firm, such as Gensler.  Genslers' firm is very much up to date and modern, and the style of the candle stand would stick out as an eye sore.

Nichols House Museum

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