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Album 18-5: Boston Transit Authority: Washington Street

PC009.018-5 (RS245190)

Description

This album includes approximately twenty-seven 5 x 7 inch views of Washington Street, surveyed block by block in 1904. It documents the street from buildings numbered 572 to 754, plus other unnumbered buildings. Some of the photographs in this album have been removed and placed in the appropriate Washington Street files.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1904
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1974
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Album Number: 18-5
Credit Line
Purchase, 1974.
GUSN
194101
Reference Code
PC009.018-5

Historical/Biographical Note

These albums, together with a large number of loose photographs, were purchased by Historic New England (then the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities or SPNEA) in 1974. They appear to have been office copies maintained by the Boston Transit Authority (now the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority or MBTA). The Library of the MBTA holds similar but not always identical photographs. These albums are part of a much larger collection of photographic material related to the construction of the Boston subway system, the first in the United States, which came to SPNEA in 1986. Please see individual album records for more detailed descriptions.

Record details

Other Organizations
Boston Transit Authority
Descriptive Terms
Boston Transit Authority
Boston, MA
Washington Street, Boston, MA
historic buildings
streetscapes
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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