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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

South Station

 
 
South Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, 2011
1. South Station Marker
Inscription.  

This 1898 headhouse was designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, the successor firm to H.H. Richardson, as the earliest and last remaining example of Classical Revival style of railway architecture in Boston. Originally known as South Union Terminal, it marked an evolution in station planning, as small railroad companies consolidated their operations, eliminating individual stations.

The train shed, once the largest in the world, was torn down in 1930, the original wings were removed later. South Station was restored in the 1980's and is once again a vital part of Boston's transportation network.
 
Erected by The Bostonian Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 42° 21.135′ N, 71° 3.314′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street, on the right when traveling north on Atlantic Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Atlantic Avenue, Boston MA 02110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

South Station and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, 2011
2. South Station and Marker
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of this marker. Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center (here, next to this marker); In Commemoration (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Long Lane Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away); Jean Lefebvre Decheverus (approx. ¼ mile away); The Gerrymander (approx. ¼ mile away); Ping On Alley (approx. ¼ mile away); Birthplace of Ralph Waldo Emerson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Franklin Place (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .
1. South Station at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
2. South Station (website). (Submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.)
 
South Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bryan Simmons, 2011
3. South Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022