The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger. A wider view.
Charter Street looking towards Hanover Street in the North End.
This is where the Orchard Park development is now.
Has to be circa 1940 based on the buildings in the background.
in the picture was built pre-1910.
I thought that could be one side of the hexagonal school house near Orchard Park too @John Costello.
Charles St. and Tremont in the South End?
Tufts Street in Charlestown before the projects?
Eustis Street in Roxbury.
Part of my Irish family lived on that street after they moved out of the North End.
No idea on the location, but there is some interesting info about Ernest W. Dullea, whose campaign sign is visible, in this 2017 thread on a previous mystery photo:
This is Reed Street in Roxbury., on October 1, 1940
Yet somehow I was clueless today.
My mind must be going.
I found the wiki page with a picture of him that mentioned Eustis Street, which at one point held Irish immigrants.
My son just moved to that area and the block of older houses ending in a brick building looks rather familiar.
I don't think it is his street but one nearby. Seems to be in one of the older city areas with streets feeding into squares.
This is Reeds Court in Roxbury. The picture taken around late 1930 to 1940. The street was taken when Orchard Park development was put in.
My mother's family lived there and the children in picture are her and her siblings playing. The large brick building in the left hand corner at the end of the picture is the old Dearborn School, that is still there.
... of this picture for posterity?
Back when I was a kid in the 60's there was one wooden building left there that always reminded me of a blacksmiths shop. Mostly brick buildings had replaced everything else and ITOA had a paintshop at the point of the triangle.
Thanks for playing, folks! This photo shows Reed Street in Roxbury and was taken from Yeoman Street. The date is October 1, 1940
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