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Boston’s South Station

August 14, 1929: A birds-eye view of the South Station taken from the top of the United Shoe Machinery Building at the corner of Federal and High Street. Globe Archive photo

On January 1, 1899, South Station opened to the public as one of the world’s largest rail stations and became one of the busiest in the country in the early 1900s. The bustling station that was first home to train service, now also gives access to the MBTA subway and bus terminal. — Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite