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10/5/2016 Update

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:38 pm

More from the Boston City Archives.

ImageState Station looking north by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageState Station looking south by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageBeach Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageBattery Station looking north by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth Station looking north by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth Station looking south by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageTrinity Place Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageAtlantic Avenue, Boston Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageDudley Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageHuntington Avenue at the Martin School by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSeaver Street Loop, Roxbury by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSullivan Square from expressway by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageFarragut Road, South Boston by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageMilton Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageBeacon Street at Cleveland Circle by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageDorchester Lower Mills by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageTower on elevated, near North Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageDestination board, Park Street Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageFields Corner Station, southerly exposure by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCanal Street progress view by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageWashington Street at Eustis Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageDudley Street near Eliot Square by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageDudley Street near Norfolk Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageAndrew Square Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageOld Colony Avenue, lining up track near D Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageFields Corner by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageFields Corner by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSaint Kevin's Church, Columbia Road by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageLobby at Mattapan Square from Mattapan Square by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageArborway garage by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageForest Hills Yard by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageArborway carhouse by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageBeech Street Bridge, West Roxbury by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageEagle Street, East Boston by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageEverett Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
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Re: 10/5/2016 Update

Postby MBTA3247 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:27 am

Adams_Umass_Boston wrote:ImageSullivan Square from expressway by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr

Actually, that looks like Rutherford Ave, looking south. The bridge behind the elevated would be the since-demolished connection from Rutherford Ave to Mystic Ave. And I think the second car from the left is 01000, which is up at Seashore.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:36 am

Yes, very clearly taken from the Rutherford Ave underpass, but that was probably considered an "expressway" at the time. No I-93 at the time, I'm sure.

What a great photo of the layers of transportation at Sullivan.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby deathtopumpkins » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:40 am

The same location today: https://goo.gl/maps/DegESXSMB9w
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:16 am

Thanks, I will write to them. Any others look off?
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby MBTA3247 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:30 am

"Dorchester Lower Mills" is Milton Station.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:25 pm

This one has to be 1898-1901 because there's no Main Line Elevated.

This, this, this, and this all are circa-1941 because they're right around the completion of the Huntington Avenue Subway.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:49 pm

This can be dated to after 1953 due to "B.U. Field" as a destination. Mentions of Mechanics, and changing for Brookline Village, means the upper bound is the late 50s.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:28 pm

Thank you!
I let them know.

Thank you all.
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Update - 10/6/2016

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:54 pm

ImageWalley Street and Gladstone Street, East Boston by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageEast Boston tunnel cars by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageGladstone loop, East Boston by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageOrient Heights by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSullivan Square yard by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCity Square by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageLenox Street loop by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageLenox Street loop by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageBeacon Street at Saint Mary's Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageOpposite North Station street occupancy by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageNorth Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageShelter over tracks, corner of Canal Street and Causeway Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageLincoln Power Station and Battery Street elevated station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCars in Public Garden by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImagePublic Alley #444, looking easterly from Massachusetts Avenue by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageTrain at City Square Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageBunker Hill Street and Lexington Avenue by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageBunker Hill Street at Sprague Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageMoving Crescent Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageHyde Park Avenue, West Roxbury by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageWashington Street, West Roxbury by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageLooking south on Washington Street, West Roxbury, south of Lagrange Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageMarket Street at Wexford Street, Brighton by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCorner of Braintree Street and Wilton Street, Brighton by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCommonwealth Avenue, Brighton by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageTrolley ambulance by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageHaymarket Square by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageProgress on steel work, North Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCambridge Bridge from Charles Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCharles Street at Mount Vernon Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImagePortal, Beacon Hill tunnel by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCharles Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCharles Street at Cambridge Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCharles Street at Cambridge Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCharles Street at Cambridge Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImagePark Square depot by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSpecial car, Huntington Avenue by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageBeach Street Station looking north by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageLooking southerly from the southbound platform of the Boylston Street station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageState Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageRowe's Wharf southbound platform by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageFerry terminal off Commercial Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageBattery Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageAtlantic Avenue by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSouth Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageBoylston Street station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImagePark Street by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImagePost Office Square by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageMechanics Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageMechanics Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageSymphony Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageHuntington Avenue at Copley Square by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCopley Square by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageCopley Square Hotel, Huntington Avenue by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
ImageNewbury Street at Massachusetts Station by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr
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Re: Update - 10/6/2016

Postby MBTA3247 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:43 am


This is approximately where the Market Street bridge over the mass Pike is today. The first cross street on the right is Lincoln St, I believe, and the tallest building visible beyond that is Roddy Hall, which is the only thing in this photo which still exists.


This is at the Public Garden portal.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby deathtopumpkins » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:45 am

Adams_Umass_Boston wrote:ImagePark Square depot by City of Boston Archives, on Flickr


That clock tower! Wow, I wish we still had that building.



We do still have this one though, which is cool.
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:45 pm

We created a Gif of that last one at work this week.

https://twitter.com/BACLibrary/status/7 ... 3513884674

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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby rhodiecub2 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:56 am

Wish they had preserved the Symphony mosaic
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Re: Vintage High Res Pictures Discussion

Postby The EGE » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:06 am

A number of station rebuilds in the last few years have uncovered mosaics that were simply painted or plastered over rather than outright removed. Scollay Under, Arlington, Broadway, Central, and South Station all have preserved mosaics (and I don't know how many of those were known before the rebuilds). Hynes also has several covered mosaics that will almost certainly get restored in the pending renovation.

So there's a small but non-zero chance that one of those Symphony mosaics will show up during rebuild. After all, just last year we rediscovered a pair of staircases to the station that had been forgotten since 1974.
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