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Kyle Piantek: Boylston Street in the Back Bay.

Chris McDonnell: Newbury Street is largely unchanged due to it's infamy among the higher class and the want to preserve its architecture. Here is a classic example of of this architecture on the corner of Gloucester St. and Newbury St.

 

Steven Santos: Mechanics Station had its name changed to Prudential Station in 1963 due to the completion of the Prudential tower. 

 

Brian Drouse: Boylston T stop looking southerly, biggest difference is the underpass to the other side of the tracks.  Original photo from 1897.

 

 

Chris McAllister: Looking down Berkeley Street at Stuart Street towards the Church of the Covenant. Original was taken in 1940 before the skyscrapers were introduced to the Copley area.

Mary Sbabo: The below slider is of #867 Boylston Street, which is located right across from the prudential center. In the slider you may observe that over the past 100+ years additions have been made to the top and side of building and it's surrounding have changed significantly, while the main facade has remained mostly original.

Kylie Barnes: The view of Copley Squre from the second floor of the Boston Public Library looking toward Boylston Street circa 1965-1975 and today. 

 

Kylie Barnes: The view of Park Street Church taken in between boylston station and park street station, adjacent to the commons, originally taken in 1972. 

 

 Dominique Comeau: Copley Square around 1965-1975 and Copley Square today. Photo taken from within Boston Public Library second floor reading space looking towards St. James Ave.

 

Sam Morin: These pictues show the view from the crossing of Clarendon Street and Stuart Street. Both pictures show the Trinity Church, but the picture on the right has the John Hancock building.

 

James Houston: Below are pictures of the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Huntington Avenue. As you can see, there has been drastic change since 1941, including the construction of the Prudential Center.

 

Hayley Rutkey: The slider below shows the corner of Trinity Place and St. James Avenue taken from Copley Square on February 25, 1959 and present day. Both pictures show the Copley Square Hotel. However, the original building on the left is now the new John Hancock Tower.

Hayley Rutkey: The slider below shows the corner of Exeter Street and Marlborough Street in the Back Bay area in 1880-1915 and present day. The historic picture also depicts an omnibus which was a common form of transportation during the time.

 

Tom LeFavor:

[Left] The construction of the Hancock Tower as Viewed from the Boston Commons in May of 1972

[Right] The Hancock Tower today viewed from the same spot

Olivia Falkenstein: The original was taken on September 10th, 1958 of 1-31 Worthington St in Back Bay. The seond is slightly of the same view in 2017.