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The business was established in 1849; the company was incorporated in 1884. Over 100,000 heaters have been made and sold. Furnaces, hot water and steam heaters, ranges, and Baltimore heaters are manufactured. The Boynton goods have always ranked high, the company being one of the "old stand-bys" in the heating trade. Satisfactory service in carrying out architects' specifications is made a feature of their business.
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The placing in position of the great decorative wall painting of Puvis de Chavannes in the Boston Public Library again directs public attention to this remarkable building. To us this last addition to the architectural work (for every feature of the building, whether constructional, utilitarian, or purely decorative, is architectural in the sense of forming an essential part of an otherwise incomplete composition) is the one feature thus far introduced which does most to bind together the varying elements in the decorative scheme of the interior. It occupies the most important position in the building, at the head of the monumental staircase, and forms not only a centre of interest aesthetically, but serves as a connecting link between the other features, which have before seemed more or less unrelated. The grand staircase, built of Siena marble, the finest example of the intelligent use of colored marble in this country, has until now lacked its foil, which the dull blue walls now give. The added pleasure which is apparent in viewing the stairway emphasizes the importance of the guiding intelligence which has made all this possible. There is in our experience only one other building in the