View of Tremont Street, Boston

Description

Shows a view of Tremont Street from King's Chapel. "The name of this Street is traced to that given the peninsula, in 1630, by the first settlers at Charlestown, on the north side of the river. They called it Trimontain, on account of three hills to be seen on it. The street ran by the eastern base of one of these hills. But the enterprising citizens have removed the mountain, near which the avenue wound its way. The street remains, but has been made of much greater width and reduced nearly to a level..." From American Magazine.

Details

Descriptive Terms

churches (buildings)
chapels (rooms or structures)
streets
views (visual works)
line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

Print and Engravings Collection number PR217

Physical Description

1 newspaper engraving

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1918-11-1

Reference Code

GC002.01.MA.3300.005

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

10 x 6.5 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J.W. Perkins, 1918

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

line engravings (prints)
prints (visual works)

Subjects

Tremont Street Methodist Episcopal

Restrictions

Fair

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Prints: Boston, Ma.: Tremont Street