South Station

South Station (HM1238)

Location: Boston, MA 02205 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 21.135', W 71° 3.314'

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This 1898 headhouse was designed by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, the successor of firm to H.H. Richardson, as the earliest and last remaining example of classical revival style of railway architecture in Boston. Originally known as South Union Terminal, it marked an evolution in station planning, as small railroad companies consolidated their operations, eliminating individual stations.

The train shed, once the largest in the world, was torn down in 1930, the original wings were removed later. South Station was restored in the 1980's and is once again a vital part of Boston's transportation network.

HM NumberHM1238
Placed ByThe Bostonian Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330728 N 4690933
Decimal Degrees42.35225000, -71.05523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.135', W 71° 3.314'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 8.10" N, 71° 3' 18.84" W
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Area Code(s)617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 336-364 Monroe Ave, Boston MA 02205, US
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