The Southern Artery

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1926-1927

Location Note

Album 274

GUSN

GUSN-307896

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Description

A large red marbled binder containing 171 3 x 5 inch sepia-toned snapshots of the Southern Artery through Dorchester in Boston, Massachusetts. Locations include Gallivan Boulevard, Codman Street, Granville Street, Adams Street, Codman Hill, Morton Street, Marsh Street and Neponset Avenue and Neponset Bridge. Depicts the Southern Artery as it runs through Dorchester ( part of Route 203). Wonderful streetscapes of the triple decker housing, moving houses ( John Cavanagh & Sons Building Movers), construction of the Southern Artery by J. C. Coleman and Sons Co, expert road builders. Dated November 1926 and November 1927. Written on the front or printed on the back of each photograph is a description of the location of the camera and the direction and angle from which it was shooting. Clear details of houses, landscape, streetscapes and automobiles of the period. Storefronts ( e.g. First National Stores grocery chain; Ashmont Motor Co.), pedestrian activity, street signs and automobiles of the period. Additional photographs from this series are in the collection of the Dorchester Historical Society.

Details

Descriptive Terms

three-deckers (dwellings)
highways
streetscapes
automobiles
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

Album number 274

Physical Description

1 photograph album;

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

2013

Reference Code

PC009.274

Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Other Organizations

J. C. Coleman & Sons Co.
John Cavanagh & Son Building Moving Company (Boston, Mass.)

Subjects

Moving of buildings, bridges, etc.

Descriptive Terms

Southern Artery
Boston, Mass
triple-decker
J. C. Coleman & Sons co
road construction
Gallivan Boulevard
John Cavanagh & Sons Building Movers

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Album 274