ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Boylston Street at Berkeley Street

Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
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ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"Nothing in the history of Boston is more amazing than the fact that for more than 30 years, starting in 1858, a train arrived from Needham about every 45 minutes, day and night, with a load of gravel to help fill up the tidal salt marsh known as the Back Bay. This was an operation of city-building that easily dwarfs anything attempted here in our own time.

The old photo gives a sense of the empty, no-man’s-land atmosphere of the Back Bay landfill in i...
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Location
Bolyston Street & Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States

Nearby Items
Berkeley Street362 feet
New England Mutual Life Insurance Building408 feet
The Berkeley at 420 Boylston535 feet
St. James Avenue at Claredon Street770 feet
37 Newbury Street863 feet
Trinity Church 907 feet
Berkeley Building935 feet