One unique and surprising venue in Boston is the Wyeth Room at The Langham Hotel. The American illustrator N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) was commissioned by the Federal Reserve Bank in 1923 to paint two murals depicting the gravity and drama of American military conflicts, particularly their financing, for the Boston branch of the bank – which is now the site of The Langham. The Lincoln mural portrays the 16th President standing over Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury at the outbreak of the Civil War. The opposite mural shows George Washington with Robert Morris, a wealthy Philadelphia merchant known as the “Financier of the Revolution” and founder of the Bank of North America, along with Alexander Hamilton. Today the room is primarily used for meetings, making it largely accessible to casual hotel foot traffic. Note: Surviving Wyeths, including painter Jamie and his brother Nicky, frequent the hotel as guests and on occasion can be found in the Wyeth Room admiring their family history.
250 Franklin St.