La Bibliotequetress asks:
We want book suggestions for kids/YA coming to Boston for first time. History fiction or non fiction to read before trip?
The kids at the Mather School in Dorchester have issued an invitation.
Southie Spots shows us the road in front of South Boston High School tonight - repainted for filming for the murdering-thug biopic (you may recall how said serial killer shot up the Globe for its support of busing).... Read more
They just get covered over with asphalt until they pop up again when it's past time for the city to repave the roads.
Ari Ofsevit noticed part of tracks and cobblestones on Pearl Street in Cambridge, which last saw trolley service sometime in the 1920s.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.
The where of this photo might be easy, but when was it taken? From the Boston City Archives.
In some ways, the view down Lafayette Avenue from Endicott Street hasn't changed much since a photo in the Boston City Archives was taken some time between 1917 and 1920: All the buildings are the same - and even the fire escape on the building on the right has gone unchanged.
But, of course, there is one towering difference, as you can see... Read more
The folks at the Boston City Archives have posted a photo of a Boston block back in the day and ask if you can figure out where it was and when the photo was taken (see it larger). Normally, I'd post a copy of the entire photo, but I was struck by this guy hanging out in the shadows of a laundry.... Read more
In October, 1921, Leslie Jones traveled down to West Roxbury to witness the end of an era: The replacement of the horses that had long pulled Engine 30's fire apparatus with one of those newfangled motorized vehicles.
Nine decades later, the firehouse is still in use and is still home to Engine 30 (along with Ladder 25).