The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.
Likely around 1900, when these started to dominate the market.
And I thought the entitled jerk leaving their bike wherever they felt like it was a modern day phenomenon. I’m glad to see they were also doing it 100 years ago.
That is most likely his own house or workshop.
BTW - do you store your car on public property?
No, but I do shovel the public sidewalk in front of my house when it snows out.
I thought you were funny.
Love these photos but can we get ones that look a little bit like we can make a good guess.
North End by Paul Revere House?
This was after people gave up riding horses, and right before they gave up bikes in favor of cars.
I’ll guess East Boston, based on the proximity of surrounding buildings. It’s a shot in the dark, though.
The amazing thing is that mine is the first guess.
Around 1900, 1905 ...
Terrain and houses say it was probably JP or similar era of redevelopment of farmlands.
Silas R. Pennisham's Barbershop, Velocipede Repair, and Unguent Dispensary.
Thanks for playing, folks!
This image shows a building (we believe a home) on Swett Street in South Boston in August, 1898. Its from one of our Public Works Department Scrapbooks.
You can see a high resolution scan of the images (and link up to more images like it) here: https://cityofboston.access.preservica.com/uncategorized/digitalFile_bbd...
A Centennial with a Tiny House and a bike!
Was the old name of Southampton St, and I believe continued to what is now Preble St and all the way to the water. So this was in Andrew Square somewhere.
There are some similar low-rise wood-frame houses from that era on Boston St and Dorchester Ave near there that are still there.
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