Nick Dello Russo shares this photo of Fulton Street in the North End from the early 1960s. Read more from Nick about this scene below.
Fulton was a street of warehouses and packing companies. Several well-known food businesses started on Fulton Street among them Genoa Packing, Pastene, Providence Packing and Abramo Re. In the late 60s, the city evicted all the businesses and some local politicians wanted to tear down the warehouses to build new housing. It was supposed to be called an Italian Village. A group of local residents, my wife and I included, protested and wanted the buildings saved as an example of 19th century warehouses. We prevailed and the street has become an attractive residential neighborhood. It’s an example of sensible city planning with neighborhood input and maintaining a human scale to the project.