Construction of overlook wall at Franklin Park, Jamaica Plain [Roxbury], Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park

GUSN

GUSN-195356

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Description

A view of the construction of the wall of the Overlook, a building that combined a scenic viewing platform and changing facilities for people using the fields in the Playstead area of Franklin Park in Boston. Several men operate a derrick. The building was partially constructed of boulders from the Playstead.

Details

Descriptive Terms

building sites
walls
field houses
overlooks
parks (recreation areas)
derricks
construction workers
carts
labor
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000472
AccessID 698
Other identifier HNEDID-000472

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0420.009

Date Notes

August 1887

Places

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

Record Details

Originator

Brown, Edmund K. (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903

Subjects

Emerald Necklace (Boston, Mass.)
Franklin Park (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Roxbury: Franklin Park