1899 -1915 Group of 6 Ink Drawings: Site Plans, Floor Plans and Elevations of the New York New Haven & Hartford R.R. Boston Division Passenger Station Rutan Shepley & Coolidge Architects
(Americana - 19th & 20th Century - Architecture - Building Design - Railroad - Rutan Shepley & Coolidge Architects)

New Haven, Conn.: Not Published, 1899. F Six numbered sheets 1-6, collated complete. Sheet No. 1, the Site Plan, is drawn to the scale of 1" = 200' all others are drawn 1" = 100'; sheets measure approx. 9" x 13" overall size; the site plan with the original date of 1911, all others with the original date of 1899 and all are noted as drawn & traced by J.J.R., dated Nov 20, 1915. All note the architects on the sheet heading, except the site plan. NOTE: 'Coolidge' incorrectly written as 'Cooledge' on the sheets. Sheet No. 1 Site Plan, showing the location of South Station in Boston, Mass., bounded by Dorchester Ave. & Fort Point Channel, Summer St. & Atlantic Ave. Sheet No. 2: Basement Plan. With the inward baggage basement, sub-station loading & unloading platforms, track subway, baggage and express trucking subway, outward baggage basement, with measurements of the rooms, post and pillar support placement, a few red ink-line markers added for notation. Sheet No. 3 First Floor Plan. Legend with list of rooms, offices, shops a-z. With a couple of pencil remarks noting the addition of floors & their location and red ink-line markers. Sheet No. 4 Second Floor Plan (and) Third Floor Plan. A pencil remark notes '5 storys' + and red ink-line markers. Sheet No. 5 Fourth Floor & Fifth Floor Plan. Sheet No. 6. Elevations & Sections. Showing facades, end elevations, foundation pilings of the sections. All accomplished in black ink on limp polished architectural cloth vellum, precisely and cleanly rendered. Some wear and soiling to the edges; overall, in very good condition. This imposing railroad station was designed by George Foster Shepley (1860-1903), Charles Hercules Rutan (1851-1914), and Charles Allerton Coolidge (1858 - 1936), the principals of this Boston-based architectural firm still in practice today. The South St. Station Headhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25028)


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