Under Construction and Under Water

Construction of the Southwest Corridor rail lines and park in Jamaica Plain in the early 1980s. This view is looking from Everett St. towards Jamaica Plain High School. A catastrophic rain created this flood, just before the main drainage hookup was completed. Photograph courtesy of Will and Sharlene Cochrane.

Will and Sharlene Cochrane via Jamaica Plain Historical Society

Construction of the Southwest Corridor rail lines and park in Jamaica Plain in the early 1980s. This view is looking from Everett St. towards Jamaica Plain High School. A catastrophic rain created this flood, just before the main drainage hookup was completed.

For our Photo of the Day on Thursdays, I highlight an image of old JP. This one comes from the JP Historical Society’s photo archives, courtesy of Will and Sharlene Cochrane. Here’s the caption from the archives:

Construction of the Southwest Corridor rail lines and park in Jamaica Plain in the early 1980s. This view is looking from Everett St. towards Jamaica Plain High School. A catastrophic rain created this flood, just before the main drainage hookup was completed.

The Historical Society’s photo archive is a neighborhood treasure. Please visit it!

If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) “Jamaica Plain,” here are three ways to nominate it as our “Photo of the Day”: