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Album 18-6: Boston Transit Authority: Subway Entrances

PC009.018-6 (RS245181)


This album includes approximately fourteen 5 x 7 inch photographs of subway entrances, including Boylston Street seen from the burial ground on Boston Common; Tremont Street; Central Square in Cambridge; the Revere House, Bowdoin Square (hotel); Dover Street; and two unidentified subway entrances, possibly in Paris. This album also includes seven photographs of elevation drawings (no architect cited) of Central Square Station in Cambridge originally found loose in album 18-4.

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
ca. 1914
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Album Number: 18-6
Credit Line
Purchase, 1974.
Reference Code

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
Bowdoin Square
Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Cambridge, MA
Central Square,Cambridge, MA
Dover Street, Boston, MA
Revere House
Subway entrances
Tremont Street, Boston, MA
rail transportation buildings
rail transportation structures
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

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