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Encyclopedia > West End, Boston, Massachusetts

The West End of Boston, Massachusetts is a neighborhood bounded generally by Cambridge Street to the south, the Charles River to the west and northwest, Martha Road and Lomasney Way on the north and northeast, and Staniford Street on the west. Beacon Hill is to the south, and the North End is to the east. Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: Official website: www. ... Charles River in Cambridge The Charles River is a small, relatively short Massachusetts river that separates Boston from Cambridge and Charlestown. ... 2nd Harrison Gray Otis House, 85 Mount Vernon Street. ... Image of the North End, Boston neighborhood. ...


Today, the West End is a mixed use area, with commercial and residential uses. However, the area is widely known because a late 1950s urban renewal project razed a large Italian and Jewish neighborhood to redevelop the area. Blight often stands side-by-side with new structures during urban renewal efforts. ...


Broadly speaking, the old West End included parts of today's Government Center area and the busy entertainment area, Scollay Square. Government Center is a city square and plaza in Boston, Massachusetts, bounded by Cambridge, Court, Congress, and Sudbury Streets. ...


External links

  • "Born Again," from The Boston Globe
  • 1963 article by Nathan Glazer, reviewing The Urban Villagers: Group and Class in the Life of Italian-Americans by Herbert J. Gans

 
 

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