Ghost Buildings in Boston

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Bromfield near Province, Downtown Crossing

Earlier this year on Spacing Montreal, Thomas-Bernard Kenniff wrote about “ghost buildings,” the traces of long-gone buildings visible on the surface of blank walls. I wasn’t a surprised when I spotted a few ghost buildings while wandering around downtown Boston on Saturday. Unlike ghost ads, whose raisons d’être are usually pretty obvious, ghost buildings are surrounded by mystery. What did they look like? When were they demolished? Why?

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Oxford and Beach, Chinatown

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Between Tyler and Harrison, Chinatown

This entry was written by Christopher DeWolf , posted on Monday November 19 2007at 11:11 pm , filed under Architecture, Heritage and Preservation, United States and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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