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Filling in the Back Bay, 1858-1882 – Item 4 of 6

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Back Bay, 1895. Courtesy Print Department.
This 1895 photograph depicts the completed Back Bay neighborhood.  The area was designed as a grid with Commonwealth Avenue as the central boulevard of five east-west corridors, and eight north-south cross streets named for English nobility.

 

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