Panoramic view of the Back Bay showing the Boston Common and Public Garden in the foreground, at left the Arlington Street Church, and at right the begining of Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass., ca 1870.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1870

GUSN

GUSN-269081

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Description

The Boston Common and the Public Garden can be seen in the foreground. Arlington Street Church and the steeple for Central Congreational Church can be seen. Commonwealth Avenue is on the right hand side. Behind Arlington Street Church the Boston Coliseum can be seen in the distance.

Details

Descriptive Terms

panoramas
commons
public gardens
churches (buildings)
urban planning
landfills
parks (recreation areas)
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Copy negative 14557-B

Physical Description

1 black and white photographic print unmounted

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1927-05-03

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.0080.001

Acquisition Type

Estate

Image Dimensions

11 x 14 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Back Bay (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white photographs

Subjects

Architectural photography
Charles Street (Boston, Mass.)
Arlington Street (Boston, Mass.)
Commonwealth Avenue (Boston, Mass.)
Boylston Street (Boston, Mass.)
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
Public Garden (Boston, Mass.)

Descriptive Terms

Arlington Street Church

Accruals Note

Image used in "Boston's Changeful Times": Origins of Preservation and Planning in America' by Michael Holleran, 1998, p. 26.

Description Level

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