Roslindale Substation

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Roslindale Substation
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Roslindale Substation is located in Massachusetts
Roslindale Substation
Roslindale Substation is located in the US
Roslindale Substation
Location4228 Washington Street, Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°17′11″N 71°7′41″W / 42.28639°N 71.12806°W / 42.28639; -71.12806Coordinates: 42°17′11″N 71°7′41″W / 42.28639°N 71.12806°W / 42.28639; -71.12806
Built1911 (1911)
Architectural styleClassical Revival
NRHP reference #13000621[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 27, 2013

The Roslindale Substation is a historic electrical substation building at 4228 Washington Street in the center of the Roslindale village of Boston, Massachusetts. The brick Classical Revival building was constructed in 1911 by the Boston Elevated Railway (BERy), a predecessor to today's MBTA. The monumental building is 80 feet (24 m) long, 50 feet (15 m) wide, and 46 feet (14 m) high. The building was designed by Robert S. Peabody of Peabody and Stearns, and built by Stone & Webster. The building was use by the Boston Elevated and its successors to provide AC to DC conversion for street cars until 1971. It is one of four (out of seven originally built) substations built by the BERy to survive.[2] The building was vacant from 1971 until January 14, 2017 when a craft-beer store opened in the basement. In November of 2017, Canton, Massachusetts based Trillium Brewing Company opened a beer garden on the street-level of the building. [1]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Roslindale Substation". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-09.