Franklin Park from west end of overlook looking north, Roxbury, Mass.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

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

GUSN

GUSN-195357

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Description

A view of the construction 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. A large group of men work on the wall and the road in front of the structure. There are many horse-drawn carts and wagons at the site.The building was partially constructed of boulders from the Playstead.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000473
AccessID 699
Other identifier HNEDID-000473

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2540.0420.010

Date Notes

August 1887

Places

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

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