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The Boston Terminal Company, South Station


Covers are detached. Stamped "Boston Terminal Co., Boston. John C. Sanborn, and Westinghouse, Church, Kerr and Co. Engineers," suggesting it to have been compiled by or presented by this company, if they were the engineering firm involved in the station's construction. Prints are mounted to canvas. Negative numbers appear in pencil on reverse, also typed and run from 213-301. Photographic vantage point is far closer than in volume a, with sharply detailed veiws of boiler room (1898), engine room, ice plant, heating facilities, ventilation equipment, central heating pumps, signal boards and other equipment. Exterior or architectural coverage is infrequent, though 285-288 document power house construction (?).

See also related collection of photographs compiled by The Boston and Albany Railroad, and recording progress of many construction projects, including South Station and Kneeland St. Station. There may be overlap between these albums, and the a and b collection. Boston and Albany collection is separately filed in Section B. of archives.

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Date of Acquisition
April 1990
Physical Description
2 of 2 photograph albums; 11 x 7 7/8 inches
Collection Type
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
album number: 178B
Reference Code

Record details

Attributed to Westinghouse, Church, Kerr and Co. Engineers (Compiler)
Other People
Sanborn, John C.
Other Organizations
Westinghouse, Church, Kerr and Co. Engineers
Descriptive Terms
Boston , Mass
Boston Terminal Co
Kneeland St Station, Boston, Mass
South Station, Boston, Mass
subway stations
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Kneeland St. Station (Boston, Mass.)
South Station (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
photo albums # 178B, 179,180

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