HENRY HOBSON RICHARDSON – OAKES AMES MEMORIAL HALL

Oakes Ames Memorial Hall
Oakes Ames Memorial Hall

The Oakes Ames Memorial Hall is located in Easton, Massachusetts. Similar to the Richardson Olmstead insane asylum, the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall was also a collaboration between Henry Hobson Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted. The hall was built from 1879-1881 as a gift to the town from the children of Oakes Ames. Richardson would design the Memorial Hall with the surrounding landscape designed by Olmstead. Like his other works, the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall features Richardsonian Romanesque styling. Typical are the stone construction, clay roofing, tower, large arches, and a vertical design. The building has an old world European theme that is beautiful to experience.

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