Click image to view full size. Via Cartographia.
Demolition of Boston’s West End
Chambers and Barton Streets, July 19, 1959 (via).
Missing the West End
Architecture critic Robert Campbell has a nice essay in today’s Boston Globe asking “What makes the memory of this neighborhood so durable? Why do the people, half a century later, still feel that they are members of it?” Of course, the demolition of the West End figures prominently in my novel The Strangler. (Photos: Boston Globe.)
(Images: Boston’s old West End under demolition, ca. 1958-60.)