When horses pulled ambulances

Horse-drawn ambulance

Can you place this photo from the Boston City Archives?

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Shattuck St.?

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Shattuck St.?

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South End?

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I can see the Pine Street Inn building tower on the back... so somewhere in the South End?

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I don't think that's the Pine St Inn tower

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...Unless you're seeing something I'm not. I do see what appear to be some chimneys that are part of this complex. The Pine St Inn tower is much taller than anything in the photo above.
Photo of Pine St Inn

I do see behind the trees in the background what looks like a gasometer, which may be the one that still stands at Southampton and Mass Ave, now the Best Western Roundhouse Suites.

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When horses pulled ambulances

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Pretty sure that's the old Boston City Hospital, now known as Boston Medical Center.

I think that's one of the buildings dismantled/demolished in the early 90's to make way for the new inpatient facility.

The stairway looks familiar -- Manary, maybe?

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Muscle men

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Look at the chair thingy/contraption! I gather you had to be in phenomenal shape or a weight lifter to be an EMT back in the day.

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Based on the tower in the

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Based on the tower in the background, I would say it is the Boston City Hospital Albany street. But my first feeling was the Mattapan Chronic Disease Hospital on River street.

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The Answer

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Thanks for playing, folks! This is Boston City Hospital in the South End, ca. 1900-1910

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hospital ER

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How about on the Dimock campus. The detox building there has not changed that much

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What a ducky link. It even

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What a ducky link. It even mentions commmentor Neal's gasometer. It mentions that Curtis & Pope Lumber Co. is'' Still in business today as the Curtis Newton Corporation.'' What i couldn't find, is if the Pope that was part of Curtis & Pope was the Pope that had the railside lumber company in West Roxbury that is now basically the site of the new and improved Roche Brothers , +/- a few other lots. The old Roche brothers was up the street towards the firehouse, and was an Elm Farms ( fond remembrances to Abie , former produce buyer ).
With respect to the old City Hospital ,I banged that receiving dock a few times , and the lads lumping the patient up the stairs is consistent with the cobbled nature of the old hospital. Also. in that link is mention that the Curtis & Pope Lumber Co. owned the lot at the corner of Mass & Albany streets, which could be the morgue , if it is still there.Boy , this internet is a grand thing, too bad it wasnt invented sooner.

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That stairwell is very familiar

I've worked in a couple of hospitals in the area, which makes it hard to place - but I'm pretty sure that I've either been there or one very much like it.

Is this the building that now houses the BU School of Public Health? That would be my best guess - the back side of it.

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