Check out this week’s aerial photo of North Square from 1956. You’ll notice the famous Paul Revere House and the Pierce–Hichborn House are both visible in this photo. The fenced area in the foreground is Rachel Revere Park. Farther up the street, you can see cars parked in North Square, which is now roped off from vehicles with marine bollards and chains (and more recently construction equipment).
This area will begin to look a lot different in the coming months, as the city has approved a $2.5 million reconstruction project for North Square. A rendering from the project is shown below.
Read more on our coverage of the North Square reconstruction here.
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