Construction of the Tremont St. Subway, Park and Tremont Sts., Boston, Mass., 1895-1896

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1895-1896

Location Note

Transit Collection / Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Tremont Street - [Park/Winter to West] - Subway Construction - Unmounted

GUSN

GUSN-195289

Description

A view of the construction of the subway tunnel between Tremont Street and the Park Street Mall is shown from the Boston Common side of the site. This is the initial section of the first subway system in the United States, which opened on September 1,1897. A substantial portion of the steel framing of the tunnel is in place. Several workers are engaged in various building activities. Park Street Church stands behind the site at the intersection of Park Street and Tremont Street. Commercial buildings line Tremont Street across from the construction site.

Details

Descriptive Terms

commercial buildings
churches (buildings)
subways
steel frame construction
workers
construction (assembling)
Congregational
public transit
construction sites
religious buildings
transportation
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000421
AccessID 623
Other identifier HNEDID-000421

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.8160.001

Date Notes

1896

Places

Boston Common (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other Organizations

West End Street Railway Company

Subjects

Park Street (Boston, Mass.)
Park Street Mall (Boston, Mass.)
structural frames
subway tunnels
Tremont Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Transit Collection / Large - Geo - Massachusetts - Boston - Tremont Street - [Park/Winter to West] - Subway Construction - Unmounted