This… is really… really… cool.[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/BostonDotCom/status/309290001781370880″]
Boston.com found historical photos of the Brighton and Allston neighborhoods, and snapped photos from the exact location. Check out Brighton and see the old A-Line… I really wish that line still ran down Washington Street so I could stop relying on the 57.
What is really remarkable about these links is Boston.com created sliders so you can shift the image up and down to reveal more of less of the overlaid images.
One of the most surprising photos of Brighton was image 2 showcasing the Egyptian Theatre. “The Egyptian Theatre was built shortly after the Brighton Bakery and Brighton Five Cents Savings Bank were demolished. It remained open until the late 1950s.”
I hope they start cataloging more neighborhoods!
For now, check out these: