February Meeting, 1958

    A STATED Meeting of the Society was held at its House, No. 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, on Thursday, 27 February 1958, at three o’clock in the afternoon, the President, Mr. Richard Mott Gummere, in the chair.

    The records of the last Stated Meeting were read and approved.

    The Corresponding Secretary reported the receipt of letters from Messrs. Malcolm Freiberg and Paul Whitman Etter, accepting election to Resident Membership, and from Mr. Thomas Randolph Adams, accepting election to Corresponding Membership in the Society.

    Mr. John Bryant Paine, Jr., of Weston, was elected a Resident Member of the Society.

    The President announced that copies of Mr. Francis W. Hatch’s broadside poem “Beef before baubles,” written in defence of the Faneuil Hall butcher stalls, were available for any members who wished to have them.

    Mr. Abbott Lowell Cummings read a paper entitled: “The Rise of the Architectural Profession in Boston in the Eighteenth Century.”