Boston Terminal Company, South Station

Collection Type

  • Photography



Location Note

photo albums # 178B, 179,180



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Covers are detached. Stamped "Boston Terminal Co., Boston. John C. Sanborn, and Westinghouse, Church, Kerr and Co. Engineers," suggesting it to have been compiled by or presented by this company, if they were the engineering firm involved in the station's construction. Prints are mounted to canvas. Negative numbers appear in pencil on reverse, also typed and run from 213-301. Photographic vantage point is far closer than in volume a, with sharply detailed veiws of boiler room (1898), engine room, ice plant, heating facilities, ventilation equipment, central heating pumps, signal boards and other equipment. Exterior or architectural coverage is infrequent, though 285-288 document power house construction (?).

See also related collection of photographs compiled by The Boston and Albany Railroad, and recording progress of many construction projects, including South Station and Kneeland St. Station. There may be overlap between these albums, and the a and b collection. Boston and Albany collection is separately filed in Section B. of archives.


Descriptive Terms

subway stations
railroad stations
public transit
construction sites
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

album number 178B

Physical Description

2 of 2 photograph albums; 11 x 7 7/8 inches

Collection Code


Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

April 1990

Reference Code


Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase


Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details


Attributed to Westinghouse, Church, Kerr and Co. Engineers (Compiler)
Boston Terminal Company (Publisher)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Other People

Sanborn, John C.

Other Organizations

Westinghouse, Church, Kerr and Co. Engineers

Descriptive Terms

Boston Terminal Co
Boston , Mass
South Station, Boston, Mass
Kneeland St Station, Boston, Mass

Description Level


Location Note

photo albums # 178B, 179,180