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An early bike shop?

Early bike shop in old Boston

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

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Likely around 1900, when these started to dominate the market.

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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.

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That is most likely his own house or workshop.

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No.

BTW - do you store your car on public property?

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No, but I do shovel the public sidewalk in front of my house when it snows out.

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I thought you were funny.

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Love these photos but can we get ones that look a little bit like we can make a good guess.

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North End by Paul Revere House?

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This was after people gave up riding horses, and right before they gave up bikes in favor of cars.

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I’ll guess East Boston, based on the proximity of surrounding buildings. It’s a shot in the dark, though.

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Roxbury.

The amazing thing is that mine is the first guess.

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Around 1900, 1905 ...

Terrain and houses say it was probably JP or similar era of redevelopment of farmlands.

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Silas R. Pennisham's Barbershop, Velocipede Repair, and Unguent Dispensary.

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RIP Sheldon

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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...

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A Centennial with a Tiny House and a bike!

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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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