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Vikings on the Charles


Architectural details – Viking prows

Some examples of the prows of Viking ships as architectural ornaments in the Boston area. Left to right: the World Trade Center in the Seaport District, circa 1901 (courtesy of the AIA Guide to Boston, 2017); the Board of Trade Building on Broad Street, 1902; the main piers of the Longfellow Bridge at the waterline, 1906; and Harvard's Weld Boathouse on Memorial Drive, 1906.