That's some telephone pole

Where and when?

The City of Boston Archives asks: Where and when was this Boston scene photographed? Larger view.

Neighborhoods: 

Topics: 

Free tagging: 

    Comments

    Hard one

    No signs to use? Tough one. I will guess Roslindale Square.

    Seconded

    By on

    Roslindale Square was the first thing I thought when I saw that picture, too.

    Thirded

    By on

    Although the street angles seem a bit odd to me to be Rozzie Square I have no better answer and I figure some day Adam posts a pic from his neck of the woods. :-)

    As for time - lots of electric poles - no cars although this is not downtown - more of a middle class neighborhood - so that could be why. I'd say 1895-1905.

    East Boston?

    By on

    The area looks so flat, houses on low foundations, no hills in the background...Brighton and Rozzie don't look quite like that.

    Same

    By on

    I had the same guess: Rozzy Square.

    The Answer

    By on

    This is Central Sq in East Boston (Border St side). The photo was taken on June 1, 1905. Thanks for guessing, everyone!

    A highway?

    How did the human race not go extinct with roads so wide?

    Pretty sure every time one of

    By on

    Pretty sure every time one of these comes up, someone has the obligatory "Rozzie" answer. Man, this site is so Rozzie-centric haha