Subway construction on Tremont St., Boston, Mass., with unidentified man in foreground facing Park St. Church

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1896-01-22

GUSN

GUSN-196336

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Description

A view of the construction of the subway tunnel between Tremont Street and the Park Street Mall of Boston Common. This is the initial section of the first subway system in the United States, which opened on September 1,1897. Construction workers excavate the tunnel. Carts are lined up probably to remove dirt and rock from the site. A footbridge spans the tunnel near Park Street. Trolley cars can be glimpsed over the hoardings passing by on Tremont Street. Park Street Church stands over the site at the intersection of Park Street and Tremont Street. A man, perhaps a construction worker or foreman, stands in the foreground with his back to the camera, apparently observing the scene.

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Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000369
AccessID 2125
Other identifier HNEDID-000369

Physical Description

1 photographic print

Collection Code

PC017

Collection Name

Boston Transit Archive, 1895-1960s

Reference Code

PC017.02.TMP.002

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

Subjects

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

Description Level

Item