Subway construction on Tremont St., Boston, Mass., looking north from footbridge, section C, facing Park St. Church

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1896-01-22

GUSN

GUSN-196335

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Description

This view of the construction site of the subway tunnel between Tremont Street and the Park Street Mall of Boston Common appears to have been taken from the footbridge that spans the tunnel opening. This is the initial section of the first subway system in the United States, which opened on September 1,1897. Trolley cars can be glimpsed passing by on Tremont Street. 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.

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Descriptive Terms

commercial buildings
churches (buildings)
footbridges
subways
construction (assembling)
Congregational
public transit
trolley cars
construction sites
religious buildings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000368
AccessID 2124
Other identifier HNEDID-000368

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC017

Collection Name

Boston Transit Archive, 1895-1960s

Reference Code

PC017.02.TMP.001

Places

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

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other Organizations

West End Street Railway Company
Tremont Street Subway

Subjects

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

Description Level

Item