WCVB reports that residents who have always thought they lived on West Roxbury Parkway near Weld Street woke up this week to find new city street signs IDing their street, a private way, as Park Front Road and now they're having trouble getting deliveries, so they've resorted to putting up paper signs reading "West Roxbury Parkway."
S4syth, who found a 1924 map of the nascent road, wonders if this is a result of one of those inscrutable Boston/DCR things, because while West Roxbury Parkway itself, the one that most people know, is a DCR road, everything parallel to it is a city road.
He notes that the Boston Street Book, the city's official listing of every road, lists it as Park Front Road.
However, neither the city assessing department nor the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds lists the road in their records.
According to the Leventhal Map Center's Atlascope, which lets you call up a modern location and browse through old maps, the road was laid out sometime between 1915 and 1924, on land that was originally owned by Harvard.