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Buildings south side of Essex St., buildings east side Washington St., Boston, Mass., undated

PC017.01.02.03.4870 (RS90220)

Description

The construction site is in front of the commercial buildings. Part of the Continental Hotel can be seen on the left side side of the image. The Waterman Kitchen Furnishings Store can be seen on the right side of the image. Wetmore & Story, tailors, are located at 17 Essex Street. To the left of Wetmore is the Lincoln Rug Adjuster at 19 Essex Street.

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Details

Collection Name
Boston Transit Archive, 1895-1960s
Collection Code
PC017
Date of Acquisition
1986
Physical Description
1 gelatin dry plate glass negative
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Envelope Number: 00002363
BTC Line Code: WD
BTC Plate Number: 00000547
Transit Import ID: 1944
GUSN
215348
Reference Code
PC017.01.02.03.4870

Record details

Originator
Boston Transit Commission (Publisher)
Descriptive Terms
commercial buildings
construction sites
exterior views
hotels (public accommodations)
kitchenware
public transit
rugs
streetscapes
subways
tailors
Material Type
gelatin dry plate negatives
Subjects
Architectural photography
Essex Street (Boston, Mass.)
Washington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Continental Hotel (Boston, Mass.)

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Comments

buildings pictured washington/essex #

AvatarPosted by Susan Sherwood on September 22, 2010
My great-grandfather, Frederick Whitmore Sherwood, had a custom shirtmaking business in this building late 1900s. Married Margaret Hassett, unknown date. My grandfather, Eben Enos Sherwood, b. Boston 1892. Fred was a Mason. Need to find his death date/ burial location. My dad is 88 now and really wants me to find out...I have photos I took of this bldg. @ 20 years ago, but on that trip was unable to get further records. If anyone could please help us...Susan Sherwood