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September 1, 2017

29 Fascinating Photos That Capture Street Scenes of Boston in the 1960s

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, and also the seat of Suffolk County. The city proper covers 48 square miles making it the largest city in New England and the 22nd most populous city in the United States.

Boston is also one of the oldest cities in the United States.

These black and white photos from Historicimage that show street scenes of Boston in the 1960s.

Adams Square, Boston, 1962

 The numerous bar rooms and other businesses on Summer Street in Boston, 1962

'Al Red Priest Bar' during renovations, 1963

Men drinking at 'Al Red Priest Bar', Boston, 1963

The cars and pedestrians on Winter Street during the Christmas season, 1963

 Children enjoying the show at Espresso Pizza in West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, 1964

The movie theaters and shops along Washington Street in the Downtown Crossing section of Boston, 1964

The newly constructed Prudential Tower as seen from somewhere in the South End, 1964

 The old Newbury's Steak House at the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Newbury Street, 1964

A closed Haymarket in the foreground with the Customs Tower and Durgin Park restaurant in the background, 1965

A crowd gathered outside the large glass window of a Polynesian restaurant in Boston, 1965

Copley Square, Back Bay, 1965

Early Morning at Haymarket, Boston, 1965

Jack's Celtic Tavern on Columbus Avenue, Roxbury Crossing, Boston Massachusetts, 1965

Kenmore Square, Boston, 1965

Narrow Street, Downtown Boston, 1965

Removing the RKO Keith's Theater sign at 539 Washington Street in Boston, Massachusetts, 1965

School Street Camera Shop on School Street in downtown Boston, 1965

 Sections of Fenway, Back Bay and Kenmore, 1965

The intersection of Essex and Washington Streets at night, 1965

The movie theaters along Washington Street in the Downtown Crossing section of Boston, 1965

The shops and bars along Canal Street leading up to the Boston Garden, 1965

A Boston Police Motorcycle parked on Broadway street in South Boston, 1966

A section of Boston once known as the Combat Zone, the foreground is the Playland Cafe on Essex Street, 1966

 Car accident at night on Huntington Ave in Boston, 1966

Corner of Worcester Street and Columbus Avenue, 1966

Southie, after the St. Patrick's Day parade along Broadway Street, 1966

 Two Boston teens getting drunk on beer, 1966

Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts, 1967


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