Tremont St. and Whittier St., southbound, Roxbury, Mass.

Description

A view of Tremont Street from number 1165 near Whittier Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Trolley car tracks run down the middle of Tremont Street. Numerous businesses line the street, including Murray's Café, Bell Auto Parts, and Wales Weatherproofing (1165 Tremont Street). Murray's Café opened in 1935 and then James M. Connolly purchased it. He renamed the bar Connolly's Stardust Room and turned it into a leading jazz club in Boston, where luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, and Dexter Gordon played. Numerous cars are parked along both sides of the street. A campaign sign of Curley for mayor hangs on the side of a building on the left-hand side of Tremont Street.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bars (commercial buildings)
restaurants
mercantile buildings
trucks
exterior views
automobiles
political posters
tank trucks
pickups (trucks)
tracks (transit system elements)
transportation
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000329
AccessID 505
Other identifier HNEDID-000329

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0580.003

Date Notes

06 June 1950

Places

Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Curley, James Michael, 1874-1958

Other Organizations

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Murray's Café
Bell Auto Parts
Wales Weatherproofing

Subjects

Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)
Whittier Street (Roxbury, Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Tremont St., vicinity of Whittier St.: MBTA