South Boston

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  • South Boston

    About South Boston

    Long a remote peninsula, Boston annexed South Boston in 1804. In 1805, the city constructed a bridge linking South Boston to the rest of the city. Planners organized the community with a regular grid of numbered and lettered streets, a pattern atypical of the rest of the city.

    South Boston grew rapidly with the completion of the Old Colony Railroad, and grew even more significantly in the years leading up to the Civil War as the hub of industry, including iron foundries, machine shops, shipyards and refineries, all of which fueled the war effort. South Boston’s rapid industrial growth sparked an increase in population, many of them Irish immigrants looking for work in America and fleeing the famine in Ireland. In the 20thcentury, shipyard and railroad jobs continued to provide work for South Boston residents.

    Today South Boston’s commercial district is built around East and West Broadway. South Boston, also known as “Southie,” boasts miles of beaches and waterfront parks, including Carson, L Street and Pleasure Bay beaches. Toward the end of the 19th century, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted created “the Strandway,” which runs from Castle Island to Columbus Park.

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362-364 West 4th Street 362-364 West 4th Street South Boston
281-285 West 3rd Street 281-285 West 3rd Street South Boston
192 H St 192 H St South Boston
409 W First 9 409 W First 9 South Boston
141 Dorchester Ave 1001/1002 141 Dorchester Ave 1001/1002 South Boston
945-947 E Broadway 10 945-947 E Broadway 10 South Boston
362 K Street 362 K Street South Boston
505-505 A E 8th 505-505 A E 8th South Boston
232 Old Colony Ave Commercial 232 Old Colony Ave Commercial South Boston
14 West Broadway 701-H 14 West Broadway 701-H South Boston
362-364 W Broadway Ph 362-364 W Broadway Ph South Boston
536 E Broadway 536 E Broadway South Boston
527 East Broadway Ph 527 East Broadway Ph South Boston
36 Thomas Park 36 Thomas Park South Boston
39 A Street Ph 20 39 A Street Ph 20 South Boston
409 W First 2 409 W First 2 South Boston
141 Dorchester Ave 610 141 Dorchester Ave 610 South Boston
367-367a Dorchester Street 367-367a Dorchester Street South Boston
214 K Street 214 K Street South Boston
895 East Broadway 895 East Broadway South Boston
20 West Fifth Ph-6f 20 West Fifth Ph-6f South Boston
832 East Third 832 East Third South Boston
832 East Third 832 East Third South Boston
51 Silver Street 3 51 Silver Street 3 South Boston
50-52 F St 50-52 F St South Boston