June 27, 2018

Beautiful Pictures That Show What Boston Looked Like in the Early 1960s

Founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England, Boston was one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2, and is the most populous city in the New England region.

The Boston area's many colleges and universities make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States.

Take a look at these color pics from Dick Leonhardt to see what Boston looked like from the early 1960s.

City Square Station, Charlestown, Boston, March 1960

Boston from City Square Station in Charlestown, March 1960

Causeway Street and Boston Garden, March 1960

Fish Pier, Boston, August 1960

 Fish Pier, Boston, July 1960

Lobster boat, Boston Harbor, August 1960

Off Atlantic Avenue, Boston, August 1960

Orange Line at North Station, Boston, March 1960.

Orange Line at North Station, Boston, March 1960

Urban renewal, Boston, March 1960

USS Hawkins DD-873, Boston Naval Shipyard, August 1960

Atlantic Avenue, Boston, March 1961

 Boston Naval Shipyard from Customs House Tower, December 1961

 Boston Naval Shipyard, July 1961

Castle Island, South Boston, September 1961

Fish Pier, Boston, April 1961

Fish Pier, Boston, August 1961

 Fish Pier, Boston, May 1961

Logan Airport, Boston, March 1961

 North End Boston, July 1961

 Taimembral, East Boston, July 1961

USS Sampson DDG-10 and USS Beatty DD-75, Boston, June 1961

Boston Naval Shipyard, August 1962

Boston, September 1962

Boston, September 1962

Castle Island, Boston, June 1962

Castle Island, Boston, June 1962

Faneuil Hall, Boston, August 1962

New England Mutual Building, Boston, August 1962

Ross towboat, Northern Avenue, June 1962

The Glen Thomas, the Mary-De, the Betsy Ross and ex-PCE900, Boston, June 1962

The Texas, Boston, April 1962

Tug Betsy Ross and Customs House Tower, Boston, June 1962

USCGC Nantucket WLV-612, Boston, September 1962

USS Haynsworth DD-700, Boston, July 1962

USS Kankakee A0-39, East Boston, June 1962.

USS Kankakee A0-39, East Boston, June 1962

USS Severn AO-61 and SS Seasford Island, Boston, April 1962

Williamsport, PCE-900, Sadie Ross, Boston, April 1962

Tug and tow, Castle Island, August 1963

 Boston Harbor, September 1964

Castle Island, Boston, July 1964

 Texaco Maryland at Castle Island, Boston, July 1964

 USS Wasp CVS-18 and YTM 367, Boston, Sepember 1964

USS Wasp CVS-18, South Boston Naval Annex, Boston, September 1964

 Boston Common, December 1965

Boston in the rain, August 1965

Boston waterfront, May 1965

 USS Constitution IX-21, Boston, June 1965






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