ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Commonwealth Flats

Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
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Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPH
"Areas of a city sometimes lie fallow for long periods, like farm fields waiting to regain fertility. Then – often quite suddenly – they’re furiously seeded with new development. We’re looking at a part of the Boston waterfront known as Commonwealth Flats. It stretches from South Boston to Fort Point Channel. The first photograph dates from 1914 and the second from 1996. In both, we’re looking north toward the water. And in both, the Flats are being rebuil...
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Location
Boston, MA 02210
United States

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