Photo courtesy of Boston Public Library via Digital Commonwealth

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.

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Read more on our coverage of the North Square reconstruction here.

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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5 COMMENTS

  1. wow north square, just as I remember it I was born 200 feet from there in an alley named landing place which is now the power
    plant location.

  2. I like how this version of no sq does not include large crumbs of bread, even loaves, pieces of cake and other pastry, and whatever leftovers were in the fridge all over the ground there. Such a beautiful square is consistently demolished with food from a nearby apt who likes to feed the pigeons on the daily. It is quite unsightly.

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