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101st Anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End

January 15th is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston’s North End. The United States Industrial Alcohol Company constructed a faulty 50 foot high steel tank in 1918 on Commercial Street near where Langone Park is located today. Twenty one people were killed and another 150 injured when the tank ruptured Read More…

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Historic Neighborhood Photo: Engine 31 Firehouse

This week’s photo is of the Engine 31 firehouse along Commercial Street, just following 1919 Boston Molasses Disaster, when a holding tank burst and sent gallons of sticky liquid flooding the streets. The scene shown in this photo is significant because the Engine 31 firehouse was the site of one the major rescues during the disaster. Read More…

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Historic Neighborhood Photo: North Bennet Street School

Take a look at this photo of the North Bennet Street School back in 1892! The school was originally known as the North End Industrial Home and first opened as a settlement house for immigrants. Since the schools founding, it has been known for its vocational training for students. Although the type of classes offered at the Read More…

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Historic Neighborhood Photo: Boston Streets by Jules Aarons, Part 1

Here is an image you may have seen before! This shot of men lounging in the North End was taken by Jules Aarons, a local photographer who enjoyed capturing the day-to-day life of people in Boston. Note the Freedom Trail sign on the street post in the background. Aarons’ work dates over the course of three Read More…

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Historic Neighborhood Photo: Quincy House

This week’s post about the Quincy House is brought to you by the Boston Landmarks Commission. Check it out below! View this post on Instagram The old Quincy House, which once stood on Brattle Street in the famous Scollay Square neighborhood, is the star of this week's #TornDownTuesday. This building was constructed of granite around Read More…

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Historic Neighborhood Photo: Unity Street

This week’s photo is of the North End’s Unity Street back in 1898. The street is located just off of the Paul Revere Mall and is still just as narrow as shown in the image! If you were to visit the area today, you’d notice that the cobblestone has been paved over and the buildings have Read More…