This photo shows Blackstone Street looking up towards the North End circa 1950. While the majority of this scenery has changed, one thing you may still be familiar with is the street market taking place, referred to as Haymarket!
At the time of this picture, street vendors were much more confined, as the street was lined with buildings on both sides. These buildings were ultimately demolished in the 1950s to make room for the Boston’s overhead expressway known as the Central Artery. A more recent photo of the area is shown below.
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