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William Owens

5 West Hill Place
Boston, MA 02114 United States

Day Phone: 617 227-9846
Biography:   Architectural photographer and amateur historian. Former attorney. Graduated Harvard College and law school. Lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Knows locations of historic architecture and sites in New England.




Night Phone: 617 227-9846
Fax: 617 227-9846

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Stock Collection: 50 - 1,000 photos

General Subject Areas: Historic architecture and historic sites. Early houses and buildings in New England, Old England and Virginia. Historic Churches, and Meeting Houses. Historic Military and Naval.

Books / Publication Credits: Some photographs in A.L. Cummings, The Framed Houses of Massachusetts Bay. Published in Colonial Homes magazine. Some work in The Magazine Antiques. Work for Boston Landmarks Commission and Boston Redevelopment Agency. Photographed Boston Naval Shipyard for City of Boston,National Park Service and/or National Archives

Geographic Coverage: New England, England, Eastern New York and Virginia.

Future Travel: England, East Anglia. Just returned from England, East Midlands.

Affiliations: Member many local and regional historical societies, English Heritage and Historic Houses Association.

Typical Stock Photo Examples:
New England New Hampshire Piscataqua Massachusetts Maine Connecticut Rhode Island Virginia James River historic colonial buildings sites, English historic buildings cathedrals castles sites, Blake House Dorchester Boston Massachusetts 1650 seventeenth 17th century interior wooden roof structure, Contoocook Mill Hillsborough New Hampshire wooden clapboard old mill on river, Hamilton House South Berwick Maine Federal Georgian 1785 mansion south north facades, Hoxie House Sandwich Massachusetts 1675 seventeenth 17th century interior hearth fireplace, Jaffrey Center late eighteenth 18th century clapboard meeting house church snow tower steeple spire, Old Corner Book Store Thomas Crease 1712 brick house Boston Massachusetts gambrel roof, Parson Barnard House North Andover Massachusetts 1715 18th eighteenth century clapboard lean to pilastered chimney in spring in snow, Parson Capen House Topsfield Massachusetts 1683 17th seventeenth century clapboard wood shingle roof overhang jetty drops pilastered chimney, Paul Revere House Boston Massachusetts 1689 17th seventeenth century clapboard cobblestones diamond pane windows wood shingle roof overhang jetty drops extended high chimney, Eleazer Arnold House Lincoln Rhode Island 1687 17th seventeenth century stone-ender clapboards, Washington New Hampshire town common green church school meeting house town hall white clapboards fall color colour, Ash Lawn – Highland Albemarle County Virginia President James Monroe home rear porches white clapboard brick woman knitting, Berkeley Plantation Charles City County Virginia 1726 brick 18th eighteenth century Benjamin Harrison William Henry Harrison Flemish bond brick pediment brick pilasters, Easby Abbey Yorkshire near Richmond England medieval abbey partial ruins south wall arched windows, Governor John Langdon Mansion Portsmouth New Hampshire 1784 18th eighteenth century elegant Georgian corner pilasters roof balustrade signer of US Constitution delegate to Continental Congress five time governor of New Hampshire, John Paul Jones House Captain Gregory Purcell House 1758 18th eighteenth century clapboard gambrel roof, Monticello Albemarle County near Charlottesville Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson third 3d US president brick white wooden columns octagonal rotunda, Montpelier Garden Orange County Virginia home of James Madison fourth 4th US president formal garden urns roses irises, Shirley Charles City County Virginia James River plantation brick Flemish bond belt course water course columned porches hipped roof pineapple dormers, Shirley Kitchen Charles City County Virginia James River plantation brick Flemish bond burnt colored headers belt course water course wood shingle pitched roof slope, Skipton Castle Yorkshire England Conduit Court interior castle court colored stone arched portals lancet windows coat of arms yew tree, Westover Charles City County Virginia 1730 18th eighteenth century elegant James River plantation William Byrd brick Flemish bond steep hipped roof dormers four end chimneys broken scroll pediment pineapple, MacPheadris-Warner House Portsmouth New Hampshire 1716 elegant early Georgian brick Flemish bond belt course burnt header bricks cupola triangular and segmental dormer pediments, Sarah Orne Jewett House South Berwick Maine 1774 18th eighteenth century Georgian clapboard wood shingle roof columned porch home of author, Ightham Mote Kent England 14th fourteenth century knight manor house moat masonry and half- timber south side reflections in moat, Wentworth-Gardner House Portsmouth New Hampshire 1760 18th eighteenth century elegant Georgian rusticated woodwork quoins broken scroll pediment US flag, Adams salt-box houses Quincy Massachusetts 18th eighteenth century clapboard stone wall birthplace of John Quincy Adams 6th sixth US president, Hoxie House Sandwich Massachusetts 1675 17th seventeenth century Cape Cod lean to exterior interior lean to interior hall summer beam, Jethro Coffin House Nantucket Massachusetts 1686 17th seventeenth century Cape Cod shingle lean to horseshoe chimney, Colonial barn nursery Exeter New Hampshire white clapboards in fall color colour pumpkins lobster pots snow fence wagon wheels, Old Railroad Depot Fitzwilliam New Hampshire yellow red trim clapboard old warehouse rusted rails railroad rails, Parson Capen House Topsfield Massachusetts 1683 17th seventeenth century clapboard overhang jetty drops pilastered chimney snow, Spaulding Cooperage Mill Townsend Harbor Massachusetts old mill on river in snow waterfall, Spencer-Peirce-Little House Newbury Massachusetts circa 1690 17th seventeenth century stone with brick porch statue niche fall color colour pumpkins in snow detail porch, Victorian House in fall color colour Topsfield Massachusetts white clapboard peeling paint ornamental brackets bay window maple tree, Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Portsmouth New Hampshire Piscataqua region 1650-1750 17th seventeenth and 18th eighteenth century sections residence of royal governor Benning Wentworth clapboard river, Whipple House Ipswich Massachusetts circa 1655 17th seventeenth century clapboard cross façade gables center chimney fence, Captain William Smith House Lincoln Massachusetts circa 1693 17th seventeenth century clapboard center chimney arches pediment paneled door Battle Road Battle of Concord Lexington Minute Man National Historical Park, Lincoln Cathedral Lincoln England 13th thirteenth century stained glass Burghersh Chantry candles medieval carved stonework South choir carved stone arched portal trefoils, Meriam's Corner farmhouse Concord Massachusetts 18th eighteenth century farmhouse Battle Road Battle of Concord Lexington US American Revolution Minute Man National Historical Park, Old North Church Boston Massachusetts North End tower and spire 18th eighteenth century brick white steeple signal lanterns Paul Revere US American Revolution, Richard Jackson House Portsmouth New Hampshire 1664 17th seventeenth century wood clapboard center chimney diamond paned windows wood shingle roof oldest New Hampshire in spring in snow, Richmond Castle Richmond Yorkshire England keep arches East wall Robin Hood Tower castle above River Swale, USS Constitution Charlestown Boston Massachusetts built 1797 oldest commissioned in US Navy entire ship port left side starboard right deck forward guns Don't Tread On Me flag starboard right deck aft back guns wheel USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument from Boston water ship brick Navy buildings monument sky, Fairbanks House Dedham Massachusetts 1637-41 17th seventeenth century wood clapboard said oldest in British North America center chimney wood shingle roof rear sloping roof, Fountains Abbey Yorkshire England 12th twelfth century medieval Cistercian ruins from south from southwest arches undercroft World Heritage Site, Gore Place Waltham Massachusetts 1806 early 19th nineteenth century Federal style brick mansion residence Christopher Gore Massachusetts Governor US Senator in fall in snow, Lincoln Cathedral Lincoln England west façade over rooftops towers spires finials statue niches, Rebecca Nurse House Danvers Massachusetts1690s 17th seventeenth century wood clapboard salt box victim of Salem Witchcraft hysteria, St. Botolph's Church Boston Lincolnshire England Boston Stump John Cotton preached here settlement of Boston Massachusetts west and east sides, “Witch Stone” Newbury Massachusetts 1723 18th eighteenth century stone carving image of Richard Dummer, Henry Whitfield House Guilford Connecticut circa 1640 17th seventeenth century stone stepped corbelled end chimneys diamond pane windows, John F. Kennedy Library Dorchester Boston Massachusetts white concrete glass modern US presidential library JFK, Maison Claude Dubreuil Quebec City Canada circa 1720 18th eighteenth century French colonial squat metal roof many dormers vieille maison du vieux Quebec maison historique de la Nouvelle France, Manoir Mauvide-Genest St.Jean Ile d'Orleans Quebec Canada circa 1734-52 manoir historique du vieux Quebec Nouvelle France dans style d'un petit chateau Francais musee historic French colonial manor house style of small chateau museum, Parker Tavern Reading Massachusetts circa 1698 17th seventeenth century wood salt box colonial tavern profile in snow, Vieille maison de ferme Ile d'Orleans Quebec homme jeune fille chien roue de voiture old Quebec farm house steep roof old man young woman dog carriage wheel, Paysage de Quebec Quebec landscape green field horse fence farm house mist and cliff, Royall House Medford Massachusetts 1747-50 18th eighteenth century elegant Royalist colonial clapboard rusticated wood brick ends quoins view from garden Isaac Royall gave chair Harvard, Vernon House Newport Rhode Island 1758 18th eighteenth century mansion rusticated wood residence French General Rochambeau American US Revolution, Waterfall Byfield Snuff Works old mill pond Newbury Massachusetts in snow destroyed by development, Framlingham Castle Suffolk England brick work house 1664 17th seventeenth century cross façade gables pilastered extended high chimney like Massachusetts Bay Colony early houses, Fremont New Hampshire meeting house 1800 18th eighteenth century white wood clapboard church, John Hancock Warehouse York Maine late 18th eighteenth century then Massachusetts, North Bridge Concord Massachusetts fall colors colours Battles of Lexington and Concord British retreat and defeat began here American US Revolutionary War Rude Bridge that Arched the flood, Rocky Hill Meeting House Amesbury Massachusetts 1785 18th eighteenth century white clapboard porch pediment and pilaster entrances, Sayward-Wheeler House York Maine 1718 18th eighteenth century colonial white clapboard on river with girls in kyak, Stoney Brook Grist Mill West Brewster Cape Cod Massachusetts old mill shingled water wheel brook green leaves, Swan Hotel Lavenham Suffolk England quaint half timber 15th fifteenth or16th sixteenth century overhangs British couple chatting flower baskets, Tattershall Castle Lincolnshire England view of old church moat 15th fifteenth century gardiner's cottage countryside from tower brick castle Ralph Cromwell, Winslow Crocker House Yarmouthport Cape Cod Massachusetts 1780 18th eighteenth century shingled center chimney pediment door, 3 Mill Race Salisbury Wiltshire England brick townhouse tile roof Flemish bond burnt headers, Abraham Browne House Watertown Massachusetts circa 1698 17th seventeenth century clapboard diamond pane casement windows pilastered chimney, Dole-Little House Newbury Massachusetts circa 1715 18th eighteenth century first period house clapboard center chimney diamond pane windows lilacs stone wall, Fort McClary Kittery Point Maine blockhouse white wood stone base defends Portsmouth Harbor state historic site, Georgian brick buildings along street Boston Lincolnshire England pub sign flowers, Hartwell Tavern Lincoln Massachusetts fall color colour colonial guide in snow with tavern sign and lean to Minute Man National Historical Park battle road Battles of Concord and Lexington, Powwow River Falls Amesbury Massachusetts waterfall fall color colour brick mill buildings, Anne of Cleves House Lewes East Sussex England stone tile on street Henry VIII the eighth fourth 4th wife, Bodiam Castle East Sussex England 1385 14th fourteenth century round towers machicolation moat ducks, Ightham Mote Kent England five views 14th fourteenth century moated knight manor south side reflections in moat east side entrance courtyard cottages stables, Knole Sevenoaks Kent England 15th-16th century palace Bishop Bourchiere Thomas Cranmer Henry VIII eighth Sackville family stone curved gables statues finials crenellated towers west front Bourchier's Tower crenellated with clock, Mottisfont Abbey near Romsey Hampshire England medieval abbey converted to manor central pavilion granite wings view of south side, Old Sarum Wiltshire England earthwork from cathedral ruin view of Salisbury from Old Sarum outline of old cathedral from earthwork, Salisbury Cathedral Wiltshire England view over fields from northwest sheep another view late afternoon, Cheney Court Winchester Hampshire England 16th sixteenth century half timber and stone jetty overhang bracketed bay or oriel windows Winchester Cathedral close, Early morning mist Yorkshire England rosy dawn tree rooks pasture, Fifteenth Century Bookshop Lewes East Sussex England women chatting outdoor bookshelves half timber building overhang old bookstore, Sandown Meeting House Sandown New Hampshire 1773-74 18th eighteenth century colonial meeting house white clapboard pedimented entrances pilasters south façade west façade interiors pulpit pews, Old Mill on River South Berwick Maine gray wooden structure fall colors colours reflected in river, Portchester Castle Hampshire England Priory Church of St Mary Norman arches stonework gravestones, Winchester Cathedral Winchester Hampshire England view of Nave looking east lighted choir evensong arches vaulting, Wolvesey Castle Old Bishops Palace Winchester Hampshire England ruins through stone and tile arch, Melford Hall Long Melford Suffolk England west façade mid-sixteenth 16th century Tudor Elizabethan mansion brick octagonal towers, Lady Pepperrell House Kittery Point Maine 1760 18th eighteenth century Georgian central pavilion Ionic pilasters engaged columns quoins hipped roof four corner chimneys, Old Parsonage Newington New Hampshire ca 1710 18th eighteenth century clapboard saltbox central chimney, Massachusetts State House Boston Massachusetts 1795 eighteenth 18th century Charles Bullfinch golden dome balustrade fluted Corinthian columns brick arches, Kings Chapel Boston Massachusetts 1754 eighteenth 18th century Peter Harrison stone Quincy granite chapel porch Ionic columns balustrade stone granite tower hipped roof Ionic pilasters, Boardman House Saugus Massachusetts 1687 seventeenth 17th century clapboard leanto overhang jetty pilastered chimney, Old State House Boston Massachusetts 1713 eighteenth 18th century seat of Massachusetts colonial government red brick gable end with lion and unicorn pilastered door segmental pediment tower cupola, Hamstead New Hampshire meeting house colonial eighteenth 18th century white clapboard tower cupola, St Thomas church Winchelsea East Sussex England United Kingdom thirteenth 13th century gothic west façade arches south side gothic windows, Boston Naval Shipyard Charlestown Navy Yard Building 31 Muster House brick octagonal with cupola and clock interior clock works black and white images, Boston Naval Shipyard Charlestown Navy Yard Building 34 granite designed Alexander Parris black and white image of entire building color of detail central pavillion, Boston Naval Shipyard Charlestown Navy Yard Building 36 black and white image, Barrett House Ipswich New Hampshire Forest Hall 1800 eighteenth 18th century federal style mansion film The Europeans shot there pedimented pavilion side lights and semicircular fan window at door, Adams-Nervine Asylum Boston Jamaica Plain Massachusetts ornate high Victorian brackets columns tower turret, Beacon Hill Boston Street nineteenth 19th century brick bow-front houses brick sidewalk rear of Massachusetts State House Temple Street, Greenfield New Hampshire meeting house town hall white clapboard tower cupola graveyard fall foliage color colour, Francestown New Hampshire Old Meeting House 1800 1834 nineteenth 19th century Greek Revival style corner pilasters steeple white clapboard fall colors colours, Mt Monadnock New Hampshire from near Jaffrey Center field pasture in snow old barn woods snow capped mountain clouds in distance, First Congregational Society Unitarian church Hampton Falls New Hampshire 1838 nineteenth 19th century Greek Revival Doric columns trefoils two black and white images profile and front elevation brilliant white entablature dark sky foliage, Mill Towers Hillsborough New Hampshire near Contoocook River dramatic old wooden towers against sky black and white image, Saltbox house Temple New Hampshire 1783 eighteenth 18th century clapboard salt box, Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Portsmouth New Hampshire interior detail hearth entablature black and white, Charles Bennett House 1814 Litchfield Connecticut nineteenth 19th century federal painted brick Palladian window fall foliage color colour historic New England town, First Congregational Church Litchfield Connecticut Ionic columns pediment white clapboard meeting house tower spire finials weather vane fall foliage color colour, Old barn ruin age willows bay window Newbury Massachusetts Fatherland Farm black and white, Old Court House Boston Massachusetts Pemberton Square large nineteenth 19th century municipal building high elegant Victorian pedimented windows granite quoins pavilions black and white, Parson Barnard House 1715 North Andover Massachusetts interior parlor chamber bolection molding eighteenth 18th century furnishings colonial interior paneled hearth, Paul Revere House 1680 Boston Massachusetts rear ell black and white clapboards shutters drops overhang jetty, Bacons Castle Surry County Virginia 1665 south side north side west end seventeenth 17th century brick Jacobean curved gables triple end chimneys, Captain John Smith statue Jamestown Jamestowne Virginia, Seventeenth century church tower Jamestown Jamestowne Virginia, Jamestown Jamestowne brick church adjoining seventeenth 17th century tower church built 1907, Tercentenary Monument Jamestown Jamestowne Virginia, Jamestown Jamestowne Virginia foundations and ruins of eighteenth 18th century Ambler house, Yorktown Virginia battlefield Grand American Battery, Yorktown Virginia battlefield Redoubt number 9, Yorktown Virginia battlefield Moore House eighteenth 18th century house where surrender negotiations held, Nelson House 1730 Yorktown Virginia eighteenth 18th century elegant brick mansion Flemish bond quoins belt course water course, Colony House Newport Rhode Island, Trinity Church Newport Rhode Island, Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House Newport Rhode Island, Touro Synagogue Newport Rhode Island, Hunter House Newport Rhode Island, Vernon House Newport Rhode Island, White Horse Tavern Newport Rhode Island, Brick Market Newport Rhode Island, Friends Meeting House Newport Rhode Island, Old Stone Mill Newport Rhode Island, Redwood Library and Athenaeum Newport Rhode Island, Joseph Webb House Wethersfield Connecticut, Buttolph Williams House Wethersfield Connecticut, Silas Deane House Wethersfield Connecticut, First Church Wethersfield Connecticut, Hancock House Ticonderoga New York, Fort Ticonderoga Ticonderoga New York, Ft Carillon Ticonderoga New York, Historic Deerfield Massachusetts, Newport Rhode Island, Longfellow's Wayside Inn Sudbury Massachusetts, Longfellow House Cambridge Massachusetts, First Parish Meeting House Sudbury Massachusetts, Haddon Hall Derbyshire England, All Saints Church Earls Barton Northamptonshire England, Burghley House Stamford Lincolnshire England, Hallaton Leicestershire England, Lincoln Cathedral Lincoln England, St Peter Church Barton-Upon-Humber Lincolnshire England, Somersal Hall Somersal Herbert Derbyshire England, Bradgate Manor Ruins Bradgate Park Leicestershire England, Bede House and Spire St Mary's Church Higham Ferrers Northamptonshire England, Lincoln Michaelgate Top of Steep Hill Lincoln England, Thornton Abbey Lincolnshire England, Walesby All Saints Church Lincolnshire England, Lincoln Castle Lincoln England, Jews House and Norman House Lincoln England, Oakham Castle Oakham Rutland England, Newark Castle Newark Nottinghamshire England, Lincoln Imp Lincoln Cathedral England, Lincoln Cathedral High Altar and Angel Choir and Nave Lincoln England, Exton Old Hall Exton Rutland England, St Peter's Church Lowick Northamptonshire England, Lincoln High Bridge Lincoln England, Moffatt-Ladd House (1763) Portsmouth New Hampshire, Lamprey River and Falls Newmarket New Hampshire, Mill Pond Parker River Byfield Massachusetts in fall color colour, Mill Pond Parker River Newbury Massachusetts Infra Red, Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum Saunderstown Rhode Island, Casey Farm Saunderstown Rhode Island, Narragansett Church (early eighteenth 18th century) Wickford Rhode Island, Faneuil Hall (1742) Boston Massachusetts On Winter Afternoon, Boston Skyline Beacon Hill Across Charles River, Fort Constitution Piscataqua River Sailboat, McIntyre Garrison House (mid seventeenth 17th century) Scotland York Maine, Paine-Dodge House Ipswich Massachusetts, Ross Tavern Daniel Wendel House Ipswich Massachusetts.,,,

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