Historic Neighborhood Photo: North Station

This old postcard illustrates the newly constructed North Station back in 1928. Although it is not an entirely accurate portrayal of the land out front, the drawing is a nice representation of the building itself at the time.

The original station, called North Union Station, was taken down in order to build the new construction shown here. It was first known as the Boston Madison Square Garden, later shortened to the famous Boston Garden.

The later photo from the 1960s below, clearly shows some of what was misrepresented in postcard; notice the elevated rapid transit lines and narrow Causeway Street.

Photo courtesy of City of Boston Archives, collection # 4010.001

As we know, this area looks a lot different today. In the late 1990s it was rebuilt to what we now know as ‘The Garden’.

Tune in on Thursday’s to view our featured neighborhood photo from back in the day! Submit your historical photos using our Submit a Post form or tag @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling about your photo.

See past historic neighborhood photo posts.

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