25 Worcester Square – Entryway

A delicate wrap-around floral design in a simple coved cornice, this attractive profile is suitable for smaller spaces. We noticed it while strolling at Worcester Square, in the entryway of No. 25 - the home of Charles T. Grilley, a carriage manufacturer who was also a prolific inventor. This beautiful pattern was chosen to grace the front hallways of large- and small-scale homes alike, and the ceiling of reception rooms whose height was less than eleven feet. Whenever we see it in the South End, its lovely contour and cheerful shapes bring us a smile.



A view of Worcester Square in the winter, ca. 1870
No. 25 is on the right-hand side, toward the end of the square 


Old Boston, Interior Architectural Restoration and Renovation