Album 18-6: Boston Transit Authority: Subway Entrances

Collection Type

  • Photography


ca. 1914



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This album includes approximately fourteen 5 x 7 inch photographs of subway entrances, including Boylston Street seen from the burial ground on Boston Common; Tremont Street; Central Square in Cambridge; the Revere House, Bowdoin Square (hotel); Dover Street; and two unidentified subway entrances, possibly in Paris. This album also includes seven photographs of elevation drawings (no architect cited) of Central Square Station in Cambridge originally found loose in album 18-4.


Descriptive Terms

rail transportation buildings
rail transportation structures
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Album Number 18-6

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.


Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Other Organizations

Boston Transit Authority

Descriptive Terms

Boston Transit Authority
Subway entrances
Boston, MA
Cambridge, MA
Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Central Square,Cambridge, MA
Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Revere House
Bowdoin Square
Dover Street, Boston, MA

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.