Album 18-1: Boston Transit Authority : "Photographs of section 2. Beacon Hill Tunnel"

Collection Type

  • Photography





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This album includes approximately ninety 5 x 7 inch prints of Tremont Street, especially between Winter and Temple Streets; Boston Common; the construction offices; tunneling operations; and Park Street station underground, including a view of the Cambridge interchange. The images of architectural subject matter on Tremont Street is well-detailed.


Descriptive Terms

rail transportation structures
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Album Number 18-1

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Collection Code


Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase

Credit Line

Purchase, 1974.


Beacon Hill (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Other Organizations

Boston Transit Authority

Descriptive Terms

Boston Transit Authority
Beacon Hill
Tremont Street

Description Level


Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

These albums, together with a large number of loose photographs, were purchased by Historic New England (then the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities or SPNEA) in 1974. They appear to have been office copies maintained by the Boston Transit Authority (now the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority or MBTA). The Library of the MBTA holds similar but not always identical photographs. These albums are part of a much larger collection of photographic material related to the construction of the Boston subway system, the first in the United States, which came to SPNEA in 1986. Please see individual album records for more detailed descriptions.