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Adams St. entrance to Milton Station

PC017.01.06.310.0150 (RS96779)

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Details

Collection Name
Boston Transit Archive, 1895-1960s
Collection Code
PC017
Dates
1940-12-19
Date of Acquisition
1986
Physical Description
1 gelatin dry plate glass negative
Dimensions
7x 5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Envelope Number: 00008628
BER Plate Number: 00025066
Transit Import ID: 4693
GUSN
219983
Reference Code
PC017.01.06.310.0150

Record details

Originator
Boston Elevated Railway
Descriptive Terms
public transit
Material Type
gelatin dry plate negatives
Places
Milton (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)

Comments

elm #

AvatarPosted by Steve Kluskens on March 22, 2013
According to Milton tradition, the very large elm visible in this photo is one of two planted in front of the Suffolk Resolves House (the house with the portico just to the left of the tree in the photo) by Dr. Amos Holbrook, who lived in the house in the late 18th century. When the street was raised in the 1840's for the bridge (on which the photographer is standing) over the rail line, the trunks of the elms were buried 7 feet or more, yet the trees survived. This photo nicely supports that tradition, by showing the tree's girth: strong evidence the tree predates the bridge.