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

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1920's luxury condo.

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Looks more like streetcar yard with streetcar motor persons lobby (and houses in background)

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Yes!! reminds me of a streetcar station

I wanna say Maverick Sq but nahhh

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Probably not, but what about Cleveland Circle/ Reservoir? With MaryAnne's/ CVS having replaced those homes. The wall there looks similar to what is there today and tracks loop out of a depot.

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No idea why, but that's what jumped to my mind when I first looked at it.

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Its Boston City Archives... so prob not Watertown Sq.

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I'm probably wrong, and what gets me is that the place looks familiar. I'm sure I'm going to be kicking myself when the answer is revealed. Unless, of course, I'm right.

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The Guild Street yards in Dudley Square?

Not much trace of the houses today, but geography seems similar:

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3262354,-71.0877268,3a,75y,253.58h,98.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sfos7udWOfCOYuX75zq-lIQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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What happened to the "see it larger" option? Gamewell fire alarm box on telephone pole could narrow it down. Many of the boxes are still around.

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There's no larger version because the O-RIGIN-L photo from Boston City Archives is the same size.

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Someone on the BCA twitter guessed Eagle St. in East Boston. Looking at the street view, that's not a bad guess, and maybe the houses in the background would be on Trenton.

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I'm pretty sure it's Braintree St. near Wilton St. in Allston, mabe in the 1920s? Not sure about the date. There used to be a car barn across the street. I work near here, and walked by this intersection on my way to lunch a few hours ago. A lot has changed since this photo was taken, and it looks like all that remains today is that manhole cover, and maybe parts of the curb.

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I’m really impressed!! Even knowing now where it is, I still can’t figure out where the photographer was standing. Well done!

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Nice work, anon. I lived around the corner from that for years and didn't recognize it.

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lools like south and west outbound lanes for dudley station buses..

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Braintree and Wilton Streets is correct! The date is circa 1930. (We really thought we'd stump everyone with this one, but the UHub commenters impress us again!)

If you want to zoom in closer, use this link: https://cityofboston.access.preservica.com/uncategorized/digitalFile_4b8... Twitter has put limits on the attachment size, but this link is a 600 dpi tiff.

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Ha! If you zoom in via the link above, you can see that the streetlamp in the foreground has the street signs at the top of the globe - to the left, "[WILT]ON ST," and to the right 'BRAINTREE."

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