Sunday, November 30, 2008

A glimpse of Eastie's past





I came across these on an Internet site about old postcards. These four are of East Boston about one hundred years ago.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good thing they caught the moment when they did. It was probably the time the streets were clean and every other storefront didnt specialize in cashing checks or selling tacos.

When will we ever get a sushi restaurant or steakhouse? This is getting old quick.

Anonymous said...

...whatever they specialized in would not seem to have mattered, at least there was some uniformity and architectural consistency. Now, its like the wild west...wait a minute, even the wild west had some level of design and character.

Not Whitey Bulger said...

That was the time before zoning regulations and "community input." Things are so much better now.

ch said...

Jimbo:
You should have been in today's (Sunday) Globe:
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2008/11/30/find_join_learn_go_the_world_wide_hub/

~ch

'Whalehead' King said...

This is still the way I see Maverick Square: The tunnel burping out Blue Line trains at an easy pace. Time doesn't matter as long as everything is regular and sort of on schedule. Nice snapshot of an ever/never-changing world. City living.

Anonymous said...

And all the policitians and city workers sit back, laugh and continue to do nothing. Nothing but pretend that they care when in truth they just sit back and collect a paycheck. Thanks to the mayor and his bunch.

Anonymous said...

To anon #1, COME ON, I can't tell if these are painting or photos, but do you really think the artist would include trash in their replicas? And are you really saying that Eastie used to be that much cleaner? I've known the neighborhood for 20 years and it has been trashy all that time, Granted these glimpes are from before that, but I doubt the whole neighborhood was pristine at that time. And I don't see a huge difference between every storefront selling pasta versus tacos. What is your point exactly?

Anonymous said...

whatever they are, the pictures are great...
until now, no "one" in political, community or organizational level has step up to do something real about the trash in eastie...and with all the work on the streets, things are getting worst...for how long East Boston is going to continue to be like this...