In honor of Preservation Month, RVMS, Historic Boston Inc., and Peregrine Group will be leading a hard hat tour of the Roslindale Substation on Wednesday, May 20th, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Join us to take a walk through history.
Built in 1911 for the Boston Elevated Railway Company, the Roslindale Substation was an electrical power conversion and transmission station. Designed in the Neo-Classical Revival style by Stone and Webster Engineering Company and architect Robert S. Peabody, the Substation converted alternating electric current (AC) transmitted from a South Boston Power Station via underground cables into direct current (DC) for use by local trolley cars. Revolutionary technology for the day, this system generated and distributed power at lower costs.
Tour will be on an active construction site – please dress accordingly.