17 Tremont Street

17 Tremont Street, by David W. Dunlap.

17 Tremont Street, by David W. Dunlap.

Since the founding of the Magnum Photos co-operative, fewer than 100 photographers have been admitted to membership. Constantine “Costa” Manos is one of them. In his long career, he has worked for Time-Life Books, as well as Life, Look, and Esquire magazines; and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. His books include A Greek Portfolio and American Color. This 1850s Gothic Revival-style house with board-and-batten siding, akin to No. 15 next door, was the Chip Hill House in the 1920s. The artist Stanley Thomas Clough owned it until his death in 1977. Manos bought it in 1980 with his partner, Michael Prodanou, a painter and an architect who designed much of the most recent building at the Fine Arts Work Center. He points with understandable pride to the horse chestnut tree out front.


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