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Boston’s Tiffany Treasure

Built between 1899 and 1902 for businessman and art collector Frederick Ayer, the Ayer Mansion is the country’s only surviving residence created by famed American artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany. 

Named a National Historic Landmark in 2005, the Ayer Mansion exemplifies what one critic of the day called Tiffany’s “dumbfounding versatility.”  At the Ayer Mansion, Tiffany-designed stone and glass mosaics, graceful metalwork, Favrile glass vases, custom furniture, intricate plaster work, elaborate stained glass windows, and unexpected architectural flourishes all work together to create a cohesive masterpiece.

For more than 15 years, the Campaign for the Ayer Mansion has been restoring and preserving this singular treasure.  Now home to the non-profit Bayridge Residence & Cultural Center, the Ayer Mansion is open monthly for scheduled public tours and by appointment as well as during its annual lecture series and other public events.

Come experience Louis Comfort Tiffany’s vision for a grand Boston home.














News and Events


2014-2015 Lecture Series

A PASSION FOR MUSIC:

Boston’s musical tradition


Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, 6:30 PM

The Sound of Music in Boston: Architecture, Innovation

and Design c. 1900

Carl Rosenberg, FASA, Acoustical Engineer and Principal, Acentech

To learn more about the full series, click here.

Next Open Public Tour

Wed., Nov. 19, 2014, Noon

Sat., Jan. 10, 2015, 2:00 PM

The next available weekend public tour will be on January 10, 2015 at 2 PM. Preservation Advisor Jeanne Pelletier will be leading the tour. 

Beginning this fall, we have added monthly Wednesday noon tours as well.  The next available Wednesday noon tour is on November 19, 2014 and will be led by our Preservation Advisor, Jeanne Pelletier.  Arrive early for a snack before the tour!

For our the full tour schedule, click here.

The Ayer Mansion is a proud recipient of a 2009 Save America’s Treasures grant. 

Photo:s this Page: Richard Cheek







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Boston’s Tiffany Treasure and A National Historic Landmark



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