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Tremont St. and Whittier St., southbound, Roxbury, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0580.003 (RS329)

Description

A view of Tremont Street from number 1165 near Whittier Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Trolley car tracks run down the middle of Tremont Street. Numerous businesses line the street, including Murray's Café, Bell Auto Parts, and Wales Weatherproofing (1165 Tremont Street). Murray's Café opened in 1935 and then James M. Connolly purchased it. He renamed the bar Connolly's Stardust Room and turned it into a leading jazz club in Boston, where luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, and Dexter Gordon played. Numerous cars are parked along both sides of the street. A campaign sign of Curley for mayor hangs on the side of a building on the left-hand side of Tremont Street.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
06 June 1950
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000329
AccessID: 505
Other identifier: HNEDID-000329
GUSN
195184
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0580.003

Record details

Other People
Curley, James Michael, 1874-1958
Other Organizations
Bell Auto Parts
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Murray's Café
Wales Weatherproofing
Descriptive Terms
automobiles
bars (commercial buildings)
exterior views
mercantile buildings
pickups (trucks)
political posters
restaurants
tank trucks
tracks (transit system elements)
transportation
trucks
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)
Whittier Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Tremont St., vicinity of Whittier St.: MBTA

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