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Subway construction on Tremont St., Boston, Mass., looking north from footbridge, section C, facing Park St. Church

PC017.02.TMP.001 (RS18562)

Description

This view of the construction site of the subway tunnel between Tremont Street and the Park Street Mall of Boston Common appears to have been taken from the footbridge that spans the tunnel opening. This is the initial section of the first subway system in the United States, which opened on September 1,1897. Trolley cars can be glimpsed passing by on Tremont Street. 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.

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Details

Collection Name
Boston Transit Archive, 1895-1960s
Collection Code
PC017
Dates
1896-01-22
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000368
AccessID: 2124
Other identifier: HNEDID-000368
GUSN
196335
Reference Code
PC017.02.TMP.001

Record details

Other Organizations
Tremont Street Subway
West End Street Railway Company
Descriptive Terms
Congregational
churches (buildings)
commercial buildings
construction (assembling)
construction sites
footbridges
public transit
religious buildings
subways
trolley cars
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Park Street (Boston, Mass.)
Park Street Mall (Boston, Mass.)
Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)
subway tunnels
Places
Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Park Street Church (Boston, Mass.)

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