Salada Tea Doors

Updated: Aug 1, 2019

Salada Tea Doors

330 Stuart Street

Boston, MA 02116

These 12 foot tall doors, that weigh about 2 tons, were commissioned in 1926 by Peter C. Larking, the Founder of the Salada Tea Company and designed by sculptor Henry Wilson. The doors have detail showing the process of growing, harvesting, and shipping tea in Ceylon, with tea leaves and tea berries between the door panels. The outer door frame was carved by artist Caesar Caira, includes pilasters of stylized Asian women, a frieze featuring elephants, and high-relief statues of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, with her children.*

*Source: Atlas Obscura

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