Boston Then and Now: Copley Square

I've come across quite a few old pictures of Boston in areas where I've taken some pictures. Here's a look at Copley Square in the past compare to how it is now. 

THEN:

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The back of Trinity Church- 1877 – From Boston Public Library

NOW:

Copley Square - Trinity - HDR - 2014-06-21 8537_8_9 bw2000

June 2014
The building looks remarkably the same. The biggest changes are the street signs and lights, and the tall building to the right. 
 

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 1925 – From Boston Public Library

NOW:

Copley - BPL - Old South - Trinity - 2014-06-21 8525_DxO BW2000

June 2014
The buildings look the same, but the square has changed quite a bit. 

 

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Trinity Church from the far side of Boylston Street – Sometime between1934-1956 – From Boston Public Library

NOW:

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June 2014
The Trinity can barely be seen behind all the trees and it is now surrounded by hovering towers. 
 

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Old South Church – 1937 – From Boston Public Library

NOW:

Old South Church - HDR - 2014-06-21 8546_7_8 bw 2000

June 2014
This picture is a great example of all the changes the city has made in many places: More trees, small decorative features like the Marathon comemmoration stones and on the ground, lots of signage and street lights. 
 

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1939 – From Boston Public Library

NOW:

Copley Square - Trinity and Hancocks- HDR - 2014-06-21 8969_70_71 2000

June 2014
The basic setup of Copley Square has changed quite a bit. Check out Landscapenotes.com for much more information.
 

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 1976 – From Boston Public Library

NOW:

Copley Square - Trinity and Hancocks- HDR - 2014-06-21 9029_30_31 2000

June 2014

The idea is the same, but the fountain has changed quite a bit. And…. more trees!

 

 

 

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