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North End, Census Tract 301 & 304 (partial) - 1960

United States > Boston > North End, Census Tract 301 & 304 (partial) - 1960

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SITE SPECIFICATIONS
Site Coverage  
Parking Ratio n/a
income group Low
Range Heights 4-7
 
basic project statistics
gross building area 110500
units 884
population 3536
site area 85000 sq. m
coverage 43.00
parking 0
   
demographics
seniors 0
families w/ children 0
singles/couples 0
other 0
Compared North End in the 2000s with that in the 1960s, the architecture 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.

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

References:
1. Google Earth Pro. The area is equivalent to today’s Block 1005, 1007, 2000, 2004, Census Tract 301 and Block 1000 through 1005, Census Tract 304, Suffolk, County, MA

2. All photos and maps are from Caminos, Horacio. Urban Dwelling Environments; an Elementary Survey of Settlements for the Study of Design Determinants. Cambridge, Mass: M.I.T. Press, 1969. DU/Ac DU/Ha, POP/Ac, POP/Ha data are from relevant information in “locality segment“ p.54.

3. Housing Unit and population data is calculated based on DU/Ha, POP/Ha (from the book above) and total area (from google earth pro)