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View of Tremont Street, Boston

GC002.01.MA.3300.005 (RS97761)

Description

Shows a view of Tremont Street from King's Chapel. "The name of this Street is traced to that given the peninsula, in 1630, by the first settlers at Charlestown, on the north side of the river. They called it Trimontain, on account of three hills to be seen on it. The street ran by the eastern base of one of these hills. But the enterprising citizens have removed the mountain, near which the avenue wound its way. The street remains, but has been made of much greater width and reduced nearly to a level..." From American Magazine.

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Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1850
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1918-11-1
Physical Description
1 newspaper engraving
Dimensions
10x 6.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Print and Engravings Collection number: PR217
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. J.W. Perkins, 1918
GUSN
198246
Reference Code
GC002.01.MA.3300.005

Record details

Descriptive Terms
chapels (rooms or structures)
churches (buildings)
streets
views (visual works)
Material Type
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)
Subjects
Tremont Street Methodist Episcopal
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Prints: Boston, Ma.: Tremont Street
Physical Access Restrictions
Fair

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