The grand staircase is made of marble and the wall covering was done in gold colored small pieces of tile (more photos and detailed history may be seen at this LINK.)
The Ayer Mansion is located at 395 Massachusetts Avenue is very modern looking, even though it was built in 1902.
Front entrance, looking out at Commonwealth Avenue and park.This is the front parlor where the lecture began. The house is still being renovated, so we just saw a few rooms, but that was okay because everybody was in awe at what they saw.
Sample of tile work, and lovely ceiling lights and staircase.
Round table and chairs designed by Louis C. Tiffany.
In the above room is where George S. Patton proposed to Beatrice Ayer.Daughters, Beatrice Banning Ayer (later married George S. Patton) and Mary Katherine "Kay."
Photos of Frederick and Ellen Barrows Banning Ayer.The front entrance, with doors closed, showing the original green Tiffany glass. Spectacular!
The Ayer house from across the street, and a view of Boston from the park.