Summer Street (Boston)
Summer Street (est. 1708) in Boston, Massachusetts, extends from Downtown Crossing in the Financial District, over Fort Point Channel, and into South Boston to the southeast. In the mid-19th century it was also called Seven Star Lane.
Along the route is Dewey Square, which is formed by the intersection of Atlantic Avenue, Summer, Federal, and Purchase Streets with the Surface Artery of the Boston Central Artery (I-93). The intermodal transit terminal South Station is also located along the road, with Amtrak and MBTA Commuter Rail services, as well as Red Line subway trains and Silver Line bus rapid transit.
In South Boston, Summer Street goes past the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Current and former residents
- 100 Summer Street
- Boston Internet Exchange at One Summer St.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
- South Station
- John Andrew & Son
- Joseph Barrell (merchant), c. 1784
- Edward Everett, 1852-1865
- Filene's Department Store
- William Gray, 19th-century merchant
- C.F. Hovey and Co.
- New South Church
- L.C. Page & Company
- James Sullivan (governor)
- Trinity Church
Detail of 1769 map of Boston, showing extent of Summer Street from Washington Street to Sea Street
Edward McGurin, 14 years old, wringing curtains at Boutwell, Fairclough & Gold, 274 Summer Street, 1917; photo by Lewis Hine
- City of Boston. "Street Book".
- Boston Street Laying-Out Dept. A record of the streets, alleys, places, etc. in the city of Boston. Boston: City Printing Dept., 1910.
- State Street Trust Company. Forty of Boston's historic houses. 1912.
- Drake. Old landmarks and historic personages of Boston. 1872, p. 201
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Summer Street (Boston, Massachusetts).|
- Library of Congress. Historic American Engineering Record. Photos of Summer Street Retractile Bridge, Spanning Fort Point Channel at Summer Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA, 1982.
- Library of Congress. Historic American Engineering Record. Photos of Summer Street Bridge, Spanning Reserved Channel, Boston, Suffolk County, MA, 1996.
- Flickr. Photo, 2008
- Flickr. Residence of Edward Everett. Corner Otis St. & Summer
- Flickr. Photo, 2006
- Flickr. Photo, 1989
Route map: Google