10 Then And Now Photos In Boston That Show Just How Much It Has Changed

Some places in Boston, like the Common and Beacon Hill, have stayed the same over the centuries; however, even when historic buildings survive, the appearance of the city surrounding them is often vastly different. Land was drained and filled in and development projects launched in the name of urban renewal forever changed the face of Boston. These “then and now” photographs reveal what 10 places in the city looked like over one hundred years ago and how they appear today.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Did these images surprise you? Are there any demolished buildings or places in Boston that you wish were still around? Let us know in the comments or on the Only In Boston Facebook page. You may also be interested in seeing some of the oldest photos ever taken in Boston.