Photo courtesy of Boston Public Library, Print Department

There once was a time when this was the view from Salem Street looking down Baldwin Place! The church shown at the end of the street was built in 1811 and called the Second Baptist Church. It was commonly referred to as the Baldwin Place Baptist Church.

In its later life, the building became the Home for Little Wanderers in 1865, and then the Baldwin Place Shul in 1898. These changes reflect how the neighborhood’s demographics expanded over the years.

Today, the building no longer exists, but additional photos are shown below:

Photo courtesy of Anthony Mitchell Sammarco’s Boston’s North End
Photo courtesy of Anthony Mitchell Sammarco’s Boston’s North End

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