Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America's First Subway

Beneath the Streets of Boston Building America s First Subway Beckoning readers to explore the territory beneath Boston s streets Joe McKendry explores a century old world when Beantown designed and created the country s first subway In stunning artwork and thr

  • Title: Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America's First Subway
  • Author: Joe McKendry
  • ISBN: 9781567922844
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beckoning readers to explore the territory beneath Boston s streets, Joe McKendry explores a century old world when Beantown designed and created the country s first subway In stunning artwork and through a fascinating and historically accurate narrative of Boston s first Big Dig, you will enter the subterranean realm of workers who dug miles of tunnels by hand Using pBeckoning readers to explore the territory beneath Boston s streets, Joe McKendry explores a century old world when Beantown designed and created the country s first subway In stunning artwork and through a fascinating and historically accurate narrative of Boston s first Big Dig, you will enter the subterranean realm of workers who dug miles of tunnels by hand Using pick and shovels to create new routes, you ll discover how these workers burrowed deep below Boston Harbor, under Beacon Hill and the Old State House, and built the Longfellow Bridge to carry the trains over the Charles River to the center of Cambridge You ll read lively first hand accounts of the turn of the century public s perception of the underground public transportation, including their fears expressed fantastically through the gruesome image of a fanged and tentacled subway microbe , and learn how the system served as a model for the rest of the country in its ability to relieve traffic, mitigate congestion which was even severe a hundred years ago than today and get people anywhere they wanted to go for only a nickel.

    • [PDF] Download ☆ Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America's First Subway | by ☆ Joe McKendry
      122 Joe McKendry
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ☆ Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America's First Subway | by ☆ Joe McKendry
      Posted by:Joe McKendry
      Published :2019-05-14T23:07:09+00:00


    About “Joe McKendry

    • Joe McKendry

      Joe McKendry Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America's First Subway book, this is one of the most wanted Joe McKendry author readers around the world.



    964 thoughts on “Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America's First Subway

    • The history of America's first subway has never looked so good. McKendry's illustrations and simple descriptions of Boston transportation in the late 19th century bring to life the motivation for and dangers of building an underground public transit system in a city that was expanding with industry, immigrants, and businesses. Covering the T's history from the first two stations under the Boston Commons to the three different lines built later, this book describes the construction methods, the r [...]


    • This in depth history of the United State's first subway train a casts light on the often over looked Boston subway system, after which much of the New York subway as fashioned after. Heavy with sepia illustrations (many patterned after historic photographs), detailed descriptions and antidotal side notes McKendry's historical text gives students and history buffs a unique look into the development of a transportation system at the turn of the 20th century.This book is chockfull of historical in [...]



    • Read this in a cozy nook at the BPL’s Leventhal Map Center. It’s beautifully illustrated and quite informative as well!


    • A great look at the subway system in Boston, as it was built around 1900. The information is fascinating, and the illustrations are very nice.


    • This book shows how the first subway in America was built beneath Boston.The details in the book amaze the reader as we see the pictures and look at the diagrams. The facts in this book seem at times random but make the book seem more real. For example on one page the author records that many people thought that there was going to be a subway microbe that would harm them if they were to have a subway system. This small fact is something that children would really enjoy in a serious book. The pic [...]


    • Excellent resource. This book also underscores how old Boston's subway really is. About ninety-five percent of it dates from just before or just after the turn of the century. In its day, the system was revolutionary, employing some of the best designs from other subways put into place around the Civil War. Although some might argue that it's time for a major overhaul, I'd have to disagree. You can't argue with perfection.


    • A brief history of the Boston Public transit system packaged like a children's book; oversized with plenty of nice sepia toned illustrations. My favorite anecdote was about how during the excavation to build Park Street station 900+ unmarked graves were found. That must have been a fun job, like shoveling through a graveyard.


    • A very short history of the Boston subway with some photos, diagrams, and newspaper articles but no mention of politics or engineering or the other things that make the subway interesting to me. The best part was the reprints of 1890s news pages: that was amusing reading.


    • A simple picture book describing the general process and construction of Boston's "T" -- America's oldest public transportation system. I really enjoyed the illustrations and learning more about the history of a VERY historic city! Thinking of passing it on to nieces and nephews.





    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *