Jonathan Locke: The original image is from the 1960s, It was called the Franklin Park Theater from 1920-1960. In the 60s the theater became the New Baptist Fellowship Church, which is located on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. In 2009 there was a fire, and 10 years later in the new image, the historic building still awaits repairs. The neighborhood changed from a Jewish community to a Black community in the 1960s.
Matthew Nguyen: The original photo was taken back in March 2004. During this time, the elevated central artery is being taken down. In this area, there is a high concentration of Vietnamese and Irish Americans who now occupy the neighborhood to this day. The photo today shows a renovation of the Savin Hill station and the surrounding neighborhood has little to minor changes to its physical appearance.
Noah Martins: The two photos are generally similar in their nature. In the historical photo there looks as though there is an empty lot with untamed vegetation growing behind the basketball courts in which a neighborhood, symbolizing that there is no occupants of that land. The present day photo shows the apartment building having the same structure varying only by the outside finishing. Along with the growth of the neighborhood and occupancy of the empty lot by a two story home.
Here is a picture taken of Bellflower Street during a devastating fire in 1964. In the original picture we see the majority of the houses up in flames, since the fire the destroyed houses were cleaned up and in 1981 the Boston Housing Authority built a large apartment complex.
Pictured is Franklin Theater located on Bluehill Ave in Dorchester. On December 8th, 1914 the theater officially opened. On opening day 18 police officers were needed to control crowds, the theater had a capacity of 2,000 and 3,000 people showed up.
The picture below is contrast between time of Ashmont Station. Ashmont Station is located in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Back then, Ashmont Station operated under the New Haven Railroad who let it become fully operational in 1872. Ashmont Station became fully operational under what we know as today to be the MBTA in 1928.
The picture below is contrast between time of Shawmut Station. Shawmut Station is nestled nicely in the suburban neighborhood of Dorchester in Boston Massachusetts. Like Ashmont Station, Shawmut was once apart of the New haven Railroad. In 1929, Shawmut had reopened its doors as a train station once it made the conversion of being an actual railway train to a rapid transit train.
The picture below is contrast between time of Fields Corner. Like Shawmut Station, Fields Corner Station nestled pleasantly in the suburban neighborhood of Dorchester in Boston. Unlike Ashmont and Shawmut Stations, the Fields Corner Station was built specifically for what we know today as the MBTA, and before the Ashmont and Shawmut became apart of the MBTA Fields Corner was the terminus station.