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Construction of the Tremont St. Subway, Park and Tremont Sts., Boston, Mass., 1895-1896

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.8160.001 (RS421)

Description

A view of the construction of the subway tunnel between Tremont Street and the Park Street Mall is shown from the Boston Common side of the site. This is the initial section of the first subway system in the United States, which opened on September 1,1897. A substantial portion of the steel framing of the tunnel is in place. Several workers are engaged in various building activities. Park Street Church stands behind the site at the intersection of Park Street and Tremont Street. Commercial buildings line Tremont Street across from the construction site.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1895-1896
Date Notes
1896
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000421
AccessID: 623
Other identifier: HNEDID-000421
GUSN
195289
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.8160.001

Record details

Other Organizations
West End Street Railway Company
Descriptive Terms
Congregational
churches (buildings)
commercial buildings
construction (assembling)
construction sites
public transit
religious buildings
steel frame construction
subways
transportation
workers
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Park Street (Boston, Mass.)
Park Street Mall (Boston, Mass.)
Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)
structural frames
subway tunnels
Places
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Places (Buildings)
Park Street Church (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
Transit Collection / Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Tremont Street - [Park/Winter to West] - Subway Construction - Unmounted

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