An early bike shop?

Old building in old Boston

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

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Safety BIcycle Era

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

And I thought the entitled

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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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What?

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That is most likely his own house or workshop.

uh

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No.

BTW - do you store your car on public property?

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Well

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I thought you were funny.

Transportation history

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

Umm

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

Ah yes

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

Centennial!

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A Centennial with a Tiny House and a bike!

Swett Street

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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.