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A little kid in front of the Cape Co.

Little kid in front of the Cape Co. in old Boston

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

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IN THE WINDOW OF THE Y SHAPED SUPPORTS
REMIND ME OF THE OLD BOSTON GARDEN
MAYBE THE OLD NORTH UNION TRAIN STATION

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OR MAYBE THE NORTH UNION TRAIN STATION

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The reflection in the windows is one of the torn down fire stations.

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How about across from the Castle on Columbus Avenue?

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It's 195 Broadway, Downtown,

The big firehouse (194 Broadway) can be seen in the windows, it was built in 1928 and housed Engine 26, Engine 35, Rescue 1, and Water Tower 2.
In the early 1970s, it was closed and made into a housing development.

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Thanks for playing, folks! We're impressed by those of you who picked out the reflection of the firehouse. This is indeed 195 Broadway. The date is November 18, 1969.

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I tried looking on Streetview and couldn't find it. (Search "jacques boston" or Google will show you West Broadway in Southie.) I know there was lot of urban renewal around that area, so maybe it's all gone.

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195 Broadway would today be in the middle of the block bounded by Washington St., Shawmut Ave., Oak St. West, and Marginal Road. The Josiah Quincy School occupies that whole block today. Broadway cut diagonally through the block, linking the part where Jacques is today, with Broadway station [Red Line] and West Broadway [street] in South Boston. All taken down for urban renewal in the 1960s-70s. The Broadway bridge over the railroad tracks came out in the early 1960s, to make way for the Mass. Pike.

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At one time Broadway curved all the way to Park Square, one of the busiest areas of the city with a train station and later a bus station. A very small piece remains in Bay Village between Melrose and Piedmont. I found part of a 1917 map that shows the former route. https://imgur.com/a/JlGvevM

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