The New York Streets: Boston’s First Urban Renewal Project
Prior to the demolition of Boston’s old West End, another vibrant, multi-ethnic neighborhood of tenement houses and mom-and-pop shops fell victim to so-called ‘urban renewal.’ This new exhibit tells the story of this lost ‘sister’ community.
Under the Wrecking Ball: A West End Landlord
Featuring photographs from a collection donated by Ira Tarlin, Under the Wrecking Ball: A West End Landlord depicts the West End at the time of demolition.
From Stagecoach to Subway: The West End Street Railway
Recounting the phases of development since the 18th century through graphic panels and artifacts like trolley tickets, stock certificates, conductor buttons, tokens, photos and original articles.
The Last Tenement
The story of the old West End of Boston and the damage done by Urban Renewal.