| The Ashmont Station of earlier years of rail travel is revealed in this scan of a photo published on a calendar issued by Cole's Pharmacy, 1876 Dorchester Avenue, corner Dracut St., Ashmont. The calendar for 1901 states that the station was erected 1872, torn down 1895. It seems to be at the site that was later occupied by the Englewood Diner—the V at the north side of the intersection of Dorchester Avenue, Talbot Avenue and Ashmont Street. The train at that time traveled in a gully. Later a cap was added so that the tracks are now in a tunnel.
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Dorothy Wyman Martin whose family lived at 53 Alban Street wrote: “When father moved to Ashmont, there was an Ashmont Improvement Society, which he joined. They held Whist parties. I once had photographs of the members at their meetings. My grandfather was active in it and was instrumental in obtaining Richardson, the architect of Trinity Church, Boston, to design the old Ashmont railroad station, which was demolished when MBTA Rapid Transit began. I did not think it attractive.”