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Album 18-7: Boston Transit Authority: Construction

PC009.018-7 (RS245183)


137 5x7 views, including construction of subway near School Street; tunnel at Scollay Square; Boylston Street Station exit; tunnel near Hollis Street; construction work on Section 11, with many buildings indicated, some in snow; Court Street, including both construction and street views, with details of piles; common walls, trenches; Park Street, exteriors of station; construction of Scollay Square Station (exterior) with building views. Date: 9/1/1897 - 6/13/1898

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 11 x 13 1/4 inches
Collection Type
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Album Number: 18-7
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
Boylston Street, Boston
Court Street, Boston
Hollis Street, Boston
Park Street, Boston
School Street, Boston
Scollay Square, Boston
rail transportation buildings
rail transportation structures
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note

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