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Maverick Square, East Boston

PC001.02.01.USMA.0850.0020.003 (RS235)

Description

Passengers await trolley cars at the station in Maverick Square, East Boston, Massachusetts. A trolley car is parked at the station. The entrance to the East Boston Tunnel is behind the station. On December 30, 1904, the Boston Elevated Railway Company opened the tunnel, the first underwater subway tunnel in the United States, to connect Maverick Square and downtown Boston. A sign annouces two upcoming Harvard University football games, Brown University on November 13 and Yale University on November 20. Harvard played against these schools on those dates in 1915 and 1920. They won both games in 1915 and 1920 and lost both in 1926. The Maverick House, an East Boston hotel and landmark, invites visitors with its 10 pocket billiards tables, bar, and offerings of cigars, cigarettes, and other tobacco goods. The building was torn down in 1924 for construction of a new subway station.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1918
Date Notes
October? 1915 or 1920
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000235
AccessID: 321
Other identifier: HNEDID-000235
GUSN
195010
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0850.0020.003

Record details

Descriptive Terms
Italianate (North American architecture styles )
bars (commercial buildings)
billiards
hotels (public accommodations)
pool tables
public transit
row houses
squares (open spaces)
tables (support furniture)
trolley cars
tunnels
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
East Boston Tunnel (Boston, Mass.)
Harvard University -- football
Maverick House (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)
Maverick Square (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)
Maverick Square Station (East Boston, Boston, Mass.)
overhead electric lines
Places
East Boston (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Large - Geo - Massachusetts - East Boston - Modern - Unmounted

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