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Street scene in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

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Very wide street.
Confluence of the horse/car/trolley era.

Another pic to figure out where to put elevated trackways?

because Hubba Hubba is still (AFAIK) closed.

I'm going to make a wild guess and say somewhere on or around Tremont Street in the South End.

Washington St. downtown near what is
now Tufts school for dentistry

A Google search finds a book that mentions his shop at the corner of Harvard and Tyler streets -- but those are tiny little streets in what is now Chinatown, neither of them anywhere nearly large enough to be in this photo.

to a larger shop.

Waiting on the streets are too wide commentary.

That just says to me that this must be a street with a median on it now. Most of the wide streets in Boston that no longer have Trolleys seemed to grow a giant cement strip out of their centers. Sometimes speckled with giant planters. Could that place something like this in the outerlands like Dorchester ?

Columbus Avenue looking south towards Roxbury Crossing from somewhere around where BPD headquarters is now.

Tremont St is correct! This shows 1299-1303 Tremont St. The date is about 1898. To zoom in on details, click here: https://cityofboston.access.preservica.com/uncategorized/IO_b12d7213-f32...