One of the most striking features of the Alvah Kittredge House interior that was still mostly intact when Historic Boston acquired the building was the multi-colored glass ceiling in the main entry hall. Bordered by dark wood molding and bracketing, it is definitely not Greek Revival in style and was likely installed in the late nineteenth century, perhaps after the house was moved to its current location. Although it is not original to the 1836 house, it was determined by the National Park Service to be a significant feature that needed to be preserved and retained.
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