North End, Census Tract 301 & 304 (partial)

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Site Coverage  
Parking Ratio n/a
income group Medium
Range Heights 4-7
basic project statistics
gross building area 110500
units 1223
population 1827
site area 85000 sq. m
coverage 41.00
parking 0
seniors 13
families w/ children 5
singles/couples 83
other 0
North End is Boston’s oldest Neighborhood and the wealthiest back in the 1630s. It was then dominated by Irish in the early 19th century, Jew later, and Italian since the early 20th Century. The residential buildings we see today in North end are most built during late 19th century to early 20th century, mainly tenement housing. As the population living here are mostly Italian, the neighborhood is featured by its variety of Italian
restaurants and shops.
Compared to the 1960s, the architecture today in the selected area almost remains the same. However, the population changed as the neighborhood started to gentrify after the completion of the big dig, which tore down the highway that once seperated north end from the rest of the city. the population density decreased dramatially (by almost 50%), while dwelling
unit per acre increased due to subdivisions.

N: Charter St.
E: Hanover St.
S: Prince St.
W: Snow Hill St.

Photo #1: Intersection of Prince St. and Salem St. looking southeast into Prince St.
Photo #2:Intersection of Prince St. and Margerat St. looking North into Margerat St.
Photo #3:Intersection of Salem St. and Cooper St. looking west into Cooper St.

1. 2000 Census
2. Satellite map is from Google Map, and the birdseye view is from Bing Map, photos are by author