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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285 Dorchester Avenue 285 Dorchester Avenue South Boston
141 Dorchester Avenue 1001/1002 141 Dorchester Avenue 1001/1002 South Boston
8-10 Boston St 8-10 Boston St South Boston
1780 Columbia Road 1780 Columbia Road South Boston
362 K Street 362 K Street South Boston
699-701 East Broadway 699-701 East Broadway South Boston
14 West Broadway 7H 14 West Broadway 7H South Boston
561 E 6th St 561 E 6th St South Boston
789 East Fourth Street 789 East Fourth Street South Boston
527 East Broadway Ph6 527 East Broadway Ph6 South Boston
1780 Columbia Road 1780 Columbia Road South Boston
100 A 1002 100 A 1002 South Boston
179 West Second Street 179 West Second Street South Boston
14 West Broadway 7K 14 West Broadway 7K South Boston
150 West Broadway Ph1 150 West Broadway Ph1 South Boston
150 Dorchester Avenue 510 150 Dorchester Avenue 510 South Boston
1486 Columbia 1486 Columbia South Boston
586 East Third Street 3 586 East Third Street 3 South Boston
14 West Broadway 7L 14 West Broadway 7L South Boston
9 W Broadway 613 9 W Broadway 613 South Boston
339 W 3rd St 339 W 3rd St South Boston
99 Old Harbor St. 99 Old Harbor St. South Boston
38 P Street Ph8 38 P Street Ph8 South Boston
14 West Broadway 5A 14 West Broadway 5A South Boston
150 Dorchester Ave 511 150 Dorchester Ave 511 South Boston