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The Ayer Mansion
 

Boston’s Tiffany Treasure

Built between 1899 and 1902 for businessman and art collector Frederick Ayer, the Ayer Mansion is the only surviving residence created by 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 art 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 twice 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.







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







THE AYER MANSION | 395 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE | BOSTON, MA 02215

617-536-2586 | AyerMansion@Gmail.com


Boston’s Tiffany Treasure and a National Historic Landmark



Copyright © 2017 Campaign for the Ayer Mansion, Inc.


Events














Help Support our Laylight! 

Our magnificent 25-foot long Tiffany-designed interior stained glass laylight is in jeopardy and we need to add additional support bars this summer to stop dangerous sagging of the glass. 

Please consider making an emergency donation here.  Thank you for your support!

Collectors Talk

TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2017 

Never a Dull Moment:

My Favorite Adventures in Personal and Institutional Collecting


  1. D.Brenton Simons, President & CEO,

The New England Historic Genealogical Society

For more information, click here.        

 
Preservation Update
TUESDAY, DEC. 5, 2017  
A Servant’s Life Revealed: 
The Ayer Mansion Inventory Speaks  

Jeanne M. Pelletier, Preservation Advisor,
The Campaign for the Ayer Mansion

Join us to hear our own Jeanne Pelletier reveal her findings from researching the Ayer family’s fascinating 400-page house inventory and piece together what life was like for those in service to the Ayer family.  For tickets, click here. 
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