Summer Street (Boston)
Summer Street (est. 1708) in Boston, Massachusetts, extends from Downtown Crossing in the Financial District, over Fort Point Channel, and into the Seaport District 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 Street
- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
- South Station
- Fidelity Investments
- John Hull - "Hull Mint"; 1651-1682
- John Andrew & Son
- Joseph Barrell, 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
- Ebenezer Pemberton, c. 1810, educator
- 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.
- American Printer and Lithographer. Moore Publishing Company. 1891. pp. XV.
- State Street Trust Company. Forty of Boston's historic houses. 1912.
- Lisicky, Michael J. (2012). Filene's: Boston's Great Specialty Store. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-9158-2.
- Drake. Old landmarks and historic personages of Boston. 1872, p. 201
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. MA-41, "Summer Street Retractile Bridge, Spanning Fort Point Channel at Summer Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA", 22 photos, 33 data pages, 4 photo caption pages, 1982.
- HAER No. MA-135, "Summer Street Bridge, Spanning Reserved Channel, Boston, Suffolk County, MA", 31 photos, 14 data pages, 3 photo caption pages, 1996.
- Flickr. Photo, 2008
- Flickr. Residence of Edward Everett. Corner Otis St. & Summer
- Flickr. Photo, 2006
- Flickr. Photo, 1989