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the South End

What we know of as the South End was created around 1850 on land created by the filling in of the Charles River basin. Washington Street was the only road into Boston, which often became an island when very high tides flooded Washing Street.

The Eight Streets was one of the first areas filled in, which is why we are a bit more unique than our neighbors - the small cross streets of Bond/Ringgold/Taylor, and our non-drivable alleys.

A search of the Internet will give you more comprehensive histories of the South End. In addition, the following books are great resources if you're interested in some in-depth history

Join these two Facebook pages to keep up with South End-wide events and discussions.

South End Forum - Interactive Facebook page for the whole South End. Share stories and Images
South End Community Board - Facebook, but posting for South End Events only

A Map of all South End neighborhood Associations

  • Click the plus sign (+) to zoom in
  • Click on any colored section for the name of the association within this eboundaries