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North End, Census Tract 301, Block 1007

United States > Boston > North End, Census Tract 301, Block 1007

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SITE SPECIFICATIONS
Site Coverage  
Parking Ratio n/a
income group Medium
Range Heights 5-7
 
basic project statistics
gross building area 162000
units 253
population 363
site area 6000 sq. m
coverage 68.00
parking 0
   
demographics
seniors 3
families w/ children 9
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.

Boundaries:
N: Hull St.;
E: Salem St.;
S: Sheafe St.;
W: Snow Hill St.

Photos:
Photo #1: Hull St. looking east
Photo #2: Intersection of Sheafe St. and Margaret St.
Photo #3: Intersection of Hull St. and Salem St.

References:
1. 2000 Census
2. Google Earth Pro, The satellite map is from Google Map. Census tract map is from US Census website. All photos are by author