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Check Out These B&W Photos of JP with Horse Drawn Carriages, Centre Street as a Dirt Road, and More

Last updated on June 16, 2024

Can you recognize some of the locations in these old black and white photos from the Jamaica Plain Historical Society website?

Two men unload a wagon at Centre and Burroughs Streets. (City of Boston Archives)
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
Construction of the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum.
Boylston Station was located near the current site of the Stony Brook MBTA Orange Line Station.
A city bus operated by the Boston Elevated Railway sits outside the Forest Hills station in 1930. (Courtesy Anthony Sammarco)
701 and 703 Centre St. at the corner with Burroughs St. At the turn of the century this building housed C.B. Rogers & Company pharmacy and it remained in that use through the mid-1970s.
This 1920s view looks north on Centre St. from Burroughs St. towards Seaverns Ave. The corner building on the left is a hardware store. Courtesy of Boston Public Library.
A view of Centre St. looking north towards Seaverns Ave. A plumbing and gas fitting service is seen on the right. circa 1900-1920. Courtesy of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library.
Oakes Provisions stood at the corner of Thomas and Centre Streets. Courtesy of Florence Oakes.
A 1906 view looking down Green St. towards Amory St. Washington St. crosses in the foreground. Current addresses shown in this view run from 171 to 209 Green St.
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