This week’s photograph captures a group of men sitting on benches in the North End Prado, sometime around 1954. The space was formerly a narrow public way in the tenement district of Boston, but it was rebuilt in 1933 to increase sunlight in the neighborhood. The new prado design concept was originally inspired by the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.
Today’s popular landmark, the Paul Revere sculpture, was not installed in the Prado until 1940. Today, the area is formally known as the Paul Revere Mall.
Recently, Boston Parks & Recreation Department received funds to restore the area and are discussing ways to further enhance the space. Check out our coverage on the new project here, or learn more about the history of the original Prado here.
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