Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Doorways #5

Continuing with our series on doorways in Boston, this doorway is on the corner of Newbury St and Mass. Ave. Curiosity got the better of me and I did a little research to find out what this mural is hiding.

A web site called NETransit: Abandoned Sations, Tunnels, and Station Entrances found on the MBTA gives a little history on the site: "A surface level-surface vehicle transfer station was opened on November 29, 1919. In January 1963, this surface terminal (by then used by buses) was closed and partially demolished to allow construction of the Massachusetts Turnpike extension. The remains of the station not torn down were converted to parking and still later into a new electrical sub-station for the Green Line. The front of this sub-station faces Newbury Street and is covered with a mural. There are closed off passageways which still connect the former surface station area with the fare collection area, and with the northbound platform of the Green Line station."


Pam said...

Wow, thanks for this one! I've walked by it a million times and I never knew there was so much history behind it.

• Eliane • said...

Good detective work! Very neat.