Picture from 1974 of the Charles Street Jail at 251 Charles Street. Built in 1851 it was a “model of new prison design”. Over the years Malcolm X, James Michael […]
Picture from c. 1945 of the “first Hancock” being constructed at 200 Berkeley Street, now home to Deloitte. The 26 story building designed by Cram & Ferguson was once one […]
The former Hotel Vendome (now condos) at 160 Comm Ave Boston was an ultra-luxury property involved in one of Boston’s most tragic fires, which caused the death of 9 firefighters […]
Interesting stats from the PAST 14 days: (sublease & direct – in all cases temp space excluded) from Mass Ave to the Seaport, South End to North Station.
The oldest surviving house in Boston isn’t Paul Revere’s House (it’s #2), it’s “Deacon Blake’s” home at 735 Columbia Road in Dorchester. The city of Boston bought it in 1895 to tear it […]
Did you know that the Boston Common (1634) is the oldest city park in the USA? Its now “only” 50 acres and was purchased from William Blaxton by the Massachusetts […]
Interesting stats from the PAST 14 days: (sublease & direct – in all cases temp space excluded) from Mass Ave to the Seaport, South End to North Station. The first quiet week […]
Did you know Boylston St. is named after Mr. Ward Boylston (he grew up in JP). Boylston Street was originally known as Frogg Lane! Sitting mid-block between A & B […]
REAL ESTATE HISTORY: The Southwest Corridor Park: In the 1950’s and 1960’s, plans were developed for a 12-lane highway between Boston and Rte. 128 (thru Hyde Park, JP, South End) and on into […]
REAL ESTATE HISTORY: When the Back Bay street names (going west from the Public Garden) were assigned in the mid 1800’s, a hidden codewas placed in those names. Artistically, the names […]
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