Dug-up Boston roads not a new phenomenon

Roadwork in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

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Causeway Street

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Anyone who's been to the North Station area before they put the green line underground can tell that it's Causeway Street. The date is somewhat difficult, though. I'm going with the 1930's.

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Washington Street

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My first quick guess just based on the narrowness of the street is downtown on Washington Street.

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I'm guessing

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Causeway street facing northeast towards the North End

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I think the Atlantic Ave. El

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I think the Atlantic Ave. El used those types of supports on Beach St. in Chinatown

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Charlestown

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Main street, 1930s.

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Thanks for playing, folks!

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Thanks for playing, folks! In a surprise move, this is not Atlantic Avenue and its not Washington Street!

This photo shows Beach and Tyler Streets on March 28, 1939.

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Buildings still there today

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A check on Google Street View shows that, amazingly, all the visible buildings are still there today. We're looking east on Beach Street, towards the current site of the Chinatown Gate.

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