The original photo is inside of the outbound portion of the Symphony Station, now a MBTA station on the Green Line towards Lechmere. The station originally opened in February of 1941. The original date of the photo is listed to be in the ‘20s, but flickr comments would lead one to believe it was in 1941, due to a poster on the wall dating back to then, as well as the fact the station opened up in 1941, not 1929. Visually, the station has undergone subtle changes in color and finish. Changes such as the concrete that makes up the platform have been updated as the train system has updated. New Tiling and lighting was preformed in the 1990s. Noticeably, much of the rail-side portions of the station have been painted black. Modern benches, electric signs, and modern railcars make up most of the changes between the two photos.
Rob Sheldon: The original image, taken at Fenway Park in 1960, shows the current Mayor of Boston, John F. Collins, posing for a picture with his family on the field. Comparing the current image with the older image, many changes have occurred to the bleachers in right field, the right field foul pole, and the field itself. Currently, Fenway Park is under renovation to build on-field suites that are for high-class individuals. This is the reason for all of the non-pleasing aesthetics in the newer image.
Rob Sheldon: The original image of Kenmore Square, taken at the turn of the 20th century from 1908 to 1910, shows the open concept of early Boston before the area became overcrowded and a bustling hub. The area has been updated with the famous "CITGO" sign and ith hotels and restaurants that give it a busy and crowded feel. This area sits adjacent to Fenway Park and on gamedays, is the home to many players and fans.
JocelynFrechette: The slider below depicts the Symphony Station on the Green Line. The slider on the left depicts Symphony Station shortly after the 1941 opening taken by the Boston Public Works Department. The slider on the right depicts Symphony Station in modern day. There is an overall drastic change in how the station looks in comparison to 1941.
This picture depics a dormitory building located on the corner of Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim Road. The building appears to show little signs of aging since 1957, presumably renovated over the years. In the new image, numerous exterior signage has been added around the building to direct pedestrians.
Nate Vitale: The D line is runs along Beacon St and perpendicular to St. Mary’s St up to Cleveland Circle. Since 1951 the pictured PCC streetcar was replaced by the current Type 7 LRV.
Nicholas Scott: These two images show Kenmore Square facing south west. The original image taken in 1911 shows a single building in a very empty looking square. The recreated image shows all the new buildings built around the square, as well as the trees, lights, and traffic signals. It also shows the new uses for the original building including a hotel and restaurant.
Erected in 1887, The Leif Erikson Statue serves as a tribute of the abandoned Norse viking settlements in the surrounding area. Today, the statue stands on a piece of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, with The infamous John Hancock Tower standing in the background. -Ryan Brockway
Connor Gallant: The Huntington Ave train tunnel is full of changes. The first major part that Northeastern University added a brand-new academic building. The next change is the trains. The old trains are almost trolley like. The Historical photo does not have two buildings in the back. The first one is a Northeastern dormitory and the second one is the Treehouse dormitory of MassArt. The last change is the street life. There are a lot more lights, both street, and stop lights as well as has much more nightlife.
Nick Newman: The building in the picture is now Annex, but was once the Boston Trade School. There's a new building located just on the corner of the street located next to it, and it looks as though the windows have been changed in the building as well.