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Historical Neighborhood Photo: Boston Elevated Railway

This week’s photo shows a 1920 Lechmere Branch car on the Boston Elevated Railway – a streetcar and rapid transit railroad constructed during a time of major growth in Boston. With more and more people coming to live in the city, the need for efficient public transportation options became a necessity. Thus, the very first elevated Read More…

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Historic Neighborhood Photo: Boston’s First Aerial Photograph

If you look closely at the handwriting on the corner of this photo, you’ll notice it reads “Balloon View of Boston Taken October 13, 1860 By J.W. Black.”  J.W. Black is short for John Wallace Black. He was an influential photographer in the 19th century, well-known for his photos of the Boston Fire in 1872, Read More…

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Historic Neighborhood Photo: Bathers, North End Park

This old photo from 1927 shows the crowds of people swimming in the North End – right where the Mirabella pool is today. You can see Commercial Street in the background. Towards the end of the 19th Century, the city decided to build bathhouses in several neighborhoods throughout Boston. The North End’s location was a Read More…

Arts & Culture Photos & Videos

Historical Neighborhood Photo: Revolutionary Days

This week’s historical photo was submitted by Life on the Corner columnist Nicholas Dello Russo! The illustration from the New York Public Library shows how pivotal Boston, and specifically the North End, was in Revolutionary days — note the heavily armed war ships in the Harbor. King George must have been worried! Some historians believe the American Revolution Read More…

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Historic Neighborhood Photo: Foster Street

Old photo of residents out on Foster Street (near Commercial St.) back in 1913. 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 Read More…