Plan showing proposed route of Subway, February 1895
- Plan showing proposed route of Subway, February 1895
Beneath Our Feet: By the late 19th century, Boston was grappling with a rapidly expanding population that needed reliable transportation throughout the city for their daily needs. Tremont Street near Boston Common was the epicenter of a chaotic transit network, seeing hundreds of horse-drawn carriages, street-cars, and pedestrians during rush hour. The controversial remedy to Boston’s transit nightmare was the subway. This 1895 map shows the first route planned, from the Public Garden to North Station. On September 1, 1897, Boston’s first underground car ran from the Garden to Park Street, and the city became the first in the United States with a subway system.
- Boston (Mass.). Transit Commission
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
- 1 map : col. ; 41 x 93 cm.
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Geo. H. Walker
Refers to Tremont Street Subway.
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the World Below" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017-2018.
- Call #:
G3764.B6P33 1895 .B67