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The Southern Artery

Description

A large red marbled binder containing 171 3 x 5 inch sepia-toned snapshots of the Southern Artery through Dorchester in Boston, Massachusetts. Locations include Gallivan Boulevard, Codman Street, Granville Street, Adams Street, Codman Hill, Morton Street, Marsh Street and Neponset Avenue and Neponset Bridge. Depicts the Southern Artery as it runs through Dorchester ( part of Route 203). Wonderful streetscapes of the triple decker housing, moving houses ( John Cavanagh & Sons Building Movers), construction of the Southern Artery by J. C. Coleman and Sons Co, expert road builders. Dated November 1926 and November 1927. Written on the front or printed on the back of each photograph is a description of the location of the camera and the direction and angle from which it was shooting. Clear details of houses, landscape, streetscapes and automobiles of the period. Storefronts ( e.g. First National Stores grocery chain; Ashmont Motor Co.), pedestrian activity, street signs and automobiles of the period. Additional photographs from this series are in the collection of the Dorchester Historical Society.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1926-1927
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Date of Acquisition
2013
Physical Description
1 photograph album;
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Album number: 274
GUSN
307896
Reference Code
PC009.274

Record details

Other Organizations
J. C. Coleman & Sons Co.
John Cavanagh & Son Building Moving Company (Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
Boston, Mass
Gallivan Boulevard
J. C. Coleman & Sons co
John Cavanagh & Sons Building Movers
Southern Artery
automobiles
highways
road construction
streetscapes
three-deckers (dwellings)
triple-decker
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photograph albums
Subjects
Moving of buildings, bridges, etc.
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Location Note
Album 274

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