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Subway construction on Tremont St., Boston, Mass., with unidentified man in foreground facing Park St. Church

PC017.02.TMP.002 (RS18564)

Description

A view of the construction of the subway tunnel between Tremont Street and the Park Street Mall of Boston Common. This is the initial section of the first subway system in the United States, which opened on September 1,1897. Construction workers excavate the tunnel. Carts are lined up probably to remove dirt and rock from the site. A footbridge spans the tunnel near Park Street. Trolley cars can be glimpsed over the hoardings passing by on Tremont Street. Park Street Church stands over the site at the intersection of Park Street and Tremont Street. A man, perhaps a construction worker or foreman, stands in the foreground with his back to the camera, apparently observing the scene.

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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: 000369
AccessID: 2125
Other identifier: HNEDID-000369
GUSN
196336
Reference Code
PC017.02.TMP.002

Record details

Other Organizations
West End Street Railway Company
Descriptive Terms
Congregational
building sites
carts
churches (buildings)
commercial buildings
construction workers
footbridges
hoardings
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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