We received one clarification after yesterday's email, about the Boston Braves. After playing at the South End Grounds, the team moved three times (including to Fenway Park for a short time, then to Milwaukee for over a decade) before moving to their current home in Atlanta.

Today's photo comes from Michelle, who now lives in Houston. She told us:

"What I miss most about Boston is being able to walk anywhere at any time. There were so many great restaurants and bars, with so much history and character. The best part is the spaces they inhabited have been around for centuries, with tons of different stories and tenants before them."
August 20, 2014:
rain over newbury street (@meeshz)

Once the Back Bay was filled in in the 1800s, new tenants came swarming in. Although the street is now Boston's retail mecca – the street was originally home to two of our largest educational institutions.

A local technical school, colloquially referred to as "Boston Tech", moved its operations to the up-and-coming Newbury Street in 1865. The school – the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – eventually moved from Newbury to Cambridge.

The street was also the original home to Boston's Museum of Natural History, which was located in the building at the corner of Berkeley Street (now home to Restoration Hardware). They moved, too, and became the Museum of Science overlooking the Charles River.

(The first building ever built in the Back Bay – the Emmanuel Church – still stands on Newbury Street, and can be partially seen pictured above.)


See a photo from Newbury Street in the 1950s, along with many other historic Boston locations, at Dirty Old Boston.


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