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Stony Brook Flood, Ruggles Street, Roxbury, Mass., Feb. 1886

PC001.02.03.TMP.049 (RS1501)

Description

Stony Brook flooded the Ruggles Street neighborhood of Roxbury, Massachusetts with as much as three feet of water in mid-February of 1886. According to contemporary accounts, melting snow and heavy rains overwhelmed the sewer system. Men wade through the flood waters, and one man stands on a streetlight. Many wear thigh boots. One man stands in a rowboat in front of the Cordingley Junk Store at 129 Ruggles Street.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1886
Date Notes
February 1886
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 001501
AccessID: 2331
Other identifier: HNEDID-001501
GUSN
196531
Reference Code
PC001.02.03.TMP.049

Record details

Originator
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (photographer)
Other People
Cordingley, Albert
Cordingley, Frank
Jackson, James
Descriptive Terms
carpenters
events
floods (natural events)
footwear
pulling boats
row houses
street lighting luminaires
thigh boots
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Ruggles Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
junk trade
Places
Stony Brook (Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [stream]
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Special Photos: Geographic / Mass. / Roxbury / Stony Brook Flood

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