0.9 min readBy Published On: April 9th, 2021Categories: Features1 Comment on South Boston in the 1970’s: photos via the Atlantic

South Boston long ago…

The Atlantic recently posted a collection of photos of Boston from the 1970’s and include events and scenes from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to the Bruins’ Stanley Cup Win.  And more serious situations like anti-busing and anti-war protests. You can see the full photo collection here! 

Many photos of South Boston are featured including this gem of local Southie kids playing at the partially-demolished Gaston School at L and 6th. (Our own Peter G. will have some thoughts on this situation coming soon.)

If you have any old photos of our neighborhood (and a story) – send along to us! [email protected]

Main Image – Boston College students ride a parade float through the streets of South Boston in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in 1973. Ted Spiegel / Corbis via Getty

Second Image -A group of local kids in a South Boston neighborhood trash an abandoned school building during its demolition, in 1971. Spencer Grant / Getty

One Comment

  1. Mike Thomas April 8, 2023 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Boy do I remember this , but it was the Hoar school in the middle of Dst. projects around the same time as we kids let out a lot of feelings.
    There were things going on outside of school which the youth shouldn’t have to deal with..that’s for sure.

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