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Aaron D. Williams mansion, Roxbury, Mass.

@ Historic New England

Halliday Historic Photograph Co


An exterior view of the mansion built by industrialist and Boston alderman Aaron Davis Williams, Jr. in 1872 at 300 Walnut Avenue in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Davis named his home Oak Bend, which a subsequent owner changed to Abbotsford after Sir Walter Scott's ancestral keep. The house is made of Roxbury pudding stone and Nova Scotia sandstone. A gabled tower soars above the edifice. The mansion sits on estate adorned with oak trees and apple orchards. After the building slipped into decline in the 1970s, the National Center of Afro-American Artists purchased the property, renovated it, and uses it for a museum.
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