The lost wharf

T-Wharf

The waterfront used to look a bit different. This photo, taken by Leslie Jones in Feburary, 1930, shows Long Wharf on the right (the three-story building just past a cluster of cars is now the Chart House), a giant warehouse where part of the Marriott Long Wharf and Christopher Columbus Park are today and the now gone T-Wharf (part of which does live on as a section of Long Wharf, near where the ferries dock).

Fishing boats docked at T-Wharf (lots and lots of fishing boats), people lived on the wharf, and the downtown skyline was rather different (consisting, as it did, of exactly one building).

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Thanks Adam, I've lead many a tour of the Waterfront for Boston By Foot so I enjoy seeing what it looked like over the years.

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