Opening in Scollay Square, between Cornhill and Brattle Streets, looking northerly, Boston, Mass., July 27, 1897

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1897-07-27

GUSN

GUSN-213155

You can find this within

Browse Collection

Description

Onlookers watch the subway construction with streetcars running on the left side of the image. The Crawford House hotel can be seen behind the onlookers at the corner of Brattle and Court Streets. The Oriental Tea Company is next to the hotel on Court Street. Howe's Music is in the distance on the left side.

Details

Descriptive Terms

public transit
subways
building sites
streetscapes
hotels (public accommodations)
exterior views
commercial buildings
gelatin dry plate negatives

Additional Identification Number

Envelope Number 00341
BTC Line Code TR
BTC Plate Number 00931
Transit Import ID 6089

Physical Description

1 gelatin dry plate glass negative

Collection Code

PC017

Collection Name

Boston Transit Archive, 1895-1960s

Date of Acquisition

1986

Reference Code

PC017.01.01.02.2680

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Boston Transit Commission (Publisher)

Material Type

gelatin dry plate negatives

Subjects

Architectural photography
Scollay Square (Boston, Mass.)
Cornhill Street (Boston, Mass.)
Brattle Street (Boston, Mass.)
Court Street (Boston, Mass.)

Description Level

Item