This photo is a recreation of the Parker Hill Branch Library.  The first photo was taken in 1994 by the Boston Landmarks Commission.  As we can see there hasn't been much of a change to the actual building.  However the cars that are parked in front of the building have been improved and also the trees have changed.

The area has undergo huge renovations. The street face is no longer able to be made out due to construction, and the original plot of land has been changed for new buildings and streets. However the church in the back has maintained its original form since the original picture. 

In the Background of this photo you can see that the white house stays the same and the brown house was added in the 1940's. The entrance way to the standpipe was also added between 1895 and 1916. The entire structure was restored in 2013 by the city of Boston and Russo Barr Associates using period correct materials and methods. - By Connor Morris

Photo taken from 687 Huntington Avenue. The building still looks the same but the inside has been renovated recently, but it still looks like the same air conditioner is in the same window. The T stop has not changed much other than a covered bench and a map of the T. The T stop sign saying Brigham Circle is the same one. - By Connor Morris


This photo was taken next to the Cochituate Standpipe. The Standpipe was built in 1869 so that Roxbury would start to modernize its water system. The area used to be the city of fort hill which was important to the battle of Boston during the Revolution. - By Connor Morris

Photo taken from the corner of Bartlett and Washington Streets. The area is barely recognizable, as the removal of the elevated railway along Washington Street transformed the neighborhood. The beautiful houses are gone and were replaced by empty lots and a police station. However, as seen in the 2018 picture, a new building is being constructed that will hopefully help to revamp the neighborhood. -Clay Harman

The historical photo of the from this slider was taken during the late 1800's. This building was and still is the "Louis Prang Estate". This house was home to famous printer and publisher, Louis Prang, after he emigrated to Boston. He lived near the Louis Prang Factory that was also in Roxbury. By: Joey Cordeiro



On the left you can see a picture of Roxbury High School Circa 1892. On the right you can see that the high school is no longer there, but has been replaced by the Boston Latin Academy. This school started as a college prep-school for girls in the late 1800s. Almost one-hundred years after its establishment, due to laws regarding sexual descrimination in public schools, the school opened itself up to both genders. As of 2013 the school claims that it is "the #1 dreamschool in the state".

Sidenote: I believe these are the sae building, because of the physical features of the area and it seems to be the only school directly off of Warren Street. The Boston Latin School also seems to be the only bulding that sits on a hill in a similar fashion as the school in the older photo. I further believe that this is the correct location because of the width of the road in front of the school coming down the hill. This is a standout feature because many of the roads in the area are regular two lane roads, and this is much larger and stands out as a common feature the two photos. Finally, I would argue that the construction of the new building was influenced by the original because of the stairs lead up to an arched door-way, and the way part of the building seems extruded from the rest.


Left: Roxbury High School (aka. Girl's Latin School)

Right: Bostin Latin Academy

- Not to be confused with Boston Latin School the first public secondary school in America

- College Prep school

- Considered an elite school in late 1960s

- Due to political pressures started accepting boys in 1970s

- School now claims to be "#1 Dream School"

- I'm like 90% sure this is the right location (I can explain)

This photo was taken at the corner of Centre Street and South Street in Roxbury. Sitting in the middle of a 3 way intersection is this Soldiers Monument. On the left is a photo taken in 1960, almost 100 years after it was constructed. On the right was a picture taken in 2018. With only minor changes to the surroundings, this monuments stands looking almost identical to how it did more than 50 years ago.

Located at 536 Centre Street sits a storefront. While not much has changed on this corner in over 100 years the store itself has which is expected. in 1926 it was an antique shop now in 2018 it is a restaurant. However parts of the structure is the same. This photo was taken at 659 Centre Street of the street itself. Over 100 years this street has changed completely. some of the major changes would be the buildings, the subtraction of a trolley line and the overall traffic itself. On the right this photo was taken in the evening. Centre Street was full of commuters as well as the public enjoying some of the nightlife. On the left is a picture taken in 1905 with very little going on and not many people around

The pictures below detail the change seen in circuit street in the 50 years since the original photo was taken. Primary of which is the existence of buildings in place of plains. These newly erected buildings are all part of the warren gardens initiative

Matthew DiGianvittorio: Here is the current Wentworth Campus Annex building located along parker street in comparision to what used to be the old Boston Trade High School. The building in both images is the same original structure with additions and updates done to it over time by Wentworth.

(Ben Harris)For the most part, the Old State House has remained the same architecturally. All the windows are still the same, the original brick appears to be the same today, and the animals of the top right and left of the building remain. A difference that appears in the building Is the details added on the top point part of the building. They have added a clock and some artistic details.

Angus MacLeod

This Roxbury house has been redone with a lighter deck on the front. The former slats were replaced with lattice, and the thick columns supporting the second floor were reduced. The most notable difference is the building in the background, which is the Dynalink Communications building.

Angus MacLeod

This home was remodeled slightly to give it more livable space. It also now has a series of homes next to it that were built since 1967, as Boston was in an intense period of urban sprawl. When asked, the current residents did not know when the addition was constructed.

Angus MacLeod

Besides a few aesthetic changes to windows and the different fence around the property, this home has not changed. This house is still an icon of its time, and is weathered to show it.

Jack McGrath 

The Louis Prang Estate located at 47 Centre Street in Roxbury. Louis Prang began as a wood engraver and in 1856 founded the Louis Prang Art Publishing House (right behind his house on 45 Centre Street) .

Jack McGrath 

This picture is located atop Roxbury's Fort Hill. The Cochituate standpipe was originally used to hold water but about 10 years it became technologically obsolete and was used as a observing deck to city views of Boston.