The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.
Is this one and the same? Edit: Well maybe the son of the owners in the picture.
Likely demolished in 20th c. tunnel/Central Artery projects (my first house as an infant just up the street at n. 256, and I've moved a block since then).
That block of North Street -- between Cross and Richmond -- was demolished in the 1930s to make way for a block of city offices, including the city printing plant, a police station, and the Traffic Tunnel Administration Building. Most of the building is now the North Bennet Street School.
Did ISD exist back then? They would have had a field day!
Thanks for playing, folks!
Those of you who connected this storefront to George Scigliano are correct.
This is 140 North Street photographed circa 1890-1902. This store belonged to Geroge's father, Gennaro Scigliano. Gennaro is the man wearing white standing on the left side of the doorway. He is pictured with members of his family and employees, including his son Emanuel, who we believe is the man in white next to Gennaro. We know photo was taken after 1887, when Gennaro began selling liquor and prior to 1902, when Gennaro died.
Gennaro's son George who graduated from BU Law School and was the first Italian-American elected to public office in Boston. He served on the Boston Common Council (1900-1903) He also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1903-1906). After his death in 1906, there was hotly debated proposal to name North Square Scigliano Square. The proposal was defeated.
what about the food??!?!?!
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