Back in the day, the first floor of Faneuil Hall was the place where Bostonians could buy fresh meat and poultry. In 1952, Leslie Jones captured the scene when Mr. Kelley, of Thresher & Kelley Market, showed off his Thanksgiving turkeys to a mother and her kids.
It's pretty obvious where this photo was taken. The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you know when it was taken and what's going on.
RoadTrip New England updates a bit of Brighton history on Market Street.
When German immigrant Jacob Wirth started his eponymous restaurant in 1868, he offered both food and what we'd now probably call artisanal beer. That's Herr Wirth himself in the poster, in front of his restaurant on Eliot Street - a long-gone street across from the present location on Stuart Street. Read more.
Tim the roving UHub photographer took a walk this morning on the only part of the Southwest Expressway that actually got built - a short stretch north of that weird, semi-cloverleaf where 95 joins 128 - from which it was supposed to head north through Hyde Park (with an interchange replacing Paul's Bridge), Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Roxbury before joining with the Inner Belt roughly where the Ruggles T stop is now.
The Bay State Banner introduces us to the Roxbury Legacy Project.
The Boston City Archives has put up a set of more than 350 photos, taken between 1860 and 2000, showing Jamaica Plain buildings - as well as this couple enjoying a leisurely drive around Jamaica Pond in 1913.
The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene.
City Archaeologist Joe Bagley is chronicling the finds from a dig at Boston Common (between the Parkman Bandstand and the Boylston T stop), which so far have included the above British gun flint from the Revolutionary era, 17th-century ceramics and clam shells and the remains of stone tools from an earlier Native American encampment there.
Since Eversource has to dig up part of the Common this week anyway, City Archaeologist Joe Bagley figured he'd use the opportunity to do a little archaeological digging first, on what is one of the city's more historic pieces of land. Read more.
A procession of Vietnam veterans and those who wanted to pay tribute to them made its way from the West Roxbury VA Hospital to Billings Field along Spring and Centre streets this afternoon.
Two Duck Boats carried Gold Star mothers and other family members who had lost somebody in the war; some held photos.
More photos: Read more.
Boston University and the Huntington Theatre Company released a joint press release yesterday announcing they were dissolving their 33-year old partnership. As a result, Huntington will have to vacate their facility at 264 Huntington Ave. BU will immediately list that property for sale, along with the two buildings adjacent. Read more.