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46 Clark Street, corner Clark Street Place, 14-16 Clark Street (brick)


Collection Description

From the Collection: The photos were taken on June 1 and June 3, 1901, by the City Engineering Department to document improvements to Clark Street between Washington and School streets. (For more information on the project, see City of Cambridge Annual Reports, 1901, and Cambridge atlases for 1894 and 1903.) There are sixteen photos with a set of duplicates. Copies of the photos are in the Clark Street survey file. Details of the images illustrate the Guide to the Cambridge African American Heritage Trail.

In addition to the work performed by the Street Department, the photos offer a unique view of working-class housing at a turning point in building technology. Many children appear in the photos; a mother leans out of a second floor window. The photos illustrate the diversity of the street and neighborhood.


  • June 1901

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Material is in English.


Collection is available for research under the CHC rules of use.


From the Collection: 1 linear foot (1 flat box)

Physical Description


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives Repository

831 Massachusetts Avenue
2nd Floor
Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 US