About 13-15 West Street
Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA
13-15 West Street is a three-story, three-bay brick rowhouse with a side-gabled roof.
The building’s brick façade, laid in common bond with narrow mortar joints, is painted light tan. The ground floor wood storefront is painted brown, light tan, and ivory and features two recessed entry bays flanking a central window bay.
The westernmost entry bay features double 15-light doors with a glazed transom and folding metal security grate at the vestibule opening. The easternmost entry bay features a single paneled wood door. Fluted pilasters flank each entry bay; brick pilasters extend above the two outermost fluted pilasters. A blue Bostonian Society historical plaque has been installed at the easternmost pilaster.
Two double casement windows, each with 20 lights, form the storefront’s central bay. The windows sit above three recessed wood panels and below three narrow, horizontal recessed panels.
A two-story brick and concrete block ell (the concrete block is painted red) extends from the rear of the building, abutting the rear ell of 47 Temple Place.