On Jan. 10, 1957, a news photographer captured Dr. Paul Dudley White, then 70, shoveling snow along what looks to be Storrow Drive, where, later, a 17-mile bike and pedestrian path would be named in his honor. Read more.
The Pierce-Bliss House, 151 Adams St., in 1908. The well was behind this house.
The City of Boston Archaeology Program has compiled a history of the 25-foot-deep 19th-century well that suddenly opened up last month in Dorchester's Ronan Park: It provided water for the Pierce family, whose estate sat on the land that was later turned into the park. Read more.
This goes back to the early to mid eighty's.
At the bottom of Revere Beach where rte 145 turns towards winthrop.
there is a rotary. At the time I believe it was under MDC territory.
In the center of that rotory was a rowboat filled with flowers.
can anyone find a photo of it? I have been unsucessful.
Nick Aldwin snapped this photo yesterday of 1270 Boylston St. in the Fenway, showing advertising for the C.C. Whittemore Caterer - a paint job that may have been hidden from site for more than 100 years as the building and the former garage that sort of got grafted to it next door went through decades of transformations, ending up as a series of clubs and bars. Read more.
WBZ reports Gov. Baker yesterday signed off on a measure creating a commission to look at designing a less racist state seal, even if the current one is somewhat less racist than the original one, which showed the Native American with a thought balloon begging the English to come help him.
Time ball waiting to be hoisted above Milk and Devonshire in 1881 (Source).
The annual ball drop in Times Square tonight is the vestige of what was once a network of daily time-ball drops in US coastal cities, including Boston, to help mariners calibrate their shipboard clocks - vital to determining their location once they were at sea. Read more.
WBUR reports workers today removed that Park Square statue that, however, well intentioned it may have been when first cast, is still a statue of a half-naked Black man on his knees in front of a white man. It'll be put in a warehouse somewhere as the city figures out what to do with it - and what to replace it with.
Photos of 1270 Boylston St. - and the neighboring and larger 1252-1268 Boylston St. - being torn down this week brought back memories of the clubs and bars that have used the space over the last few decades. Read more.