Saturday, February 2, 2008
The Arborway - 1914.
Here's another picture from the Library of Congress collection. The pictures are labeled "Arborway, west from Forest Hills or Centre street," circa 1914. I suspect that the top picture was taken from the railroad bridge, and shows South street crossing the Arborway, and houses on the Arborway between South street and Hampstead road in the background (as shown in this map). It certainly looks much prettier than I remember it, or it is now. The second picture apears to be shot looking towards Moss Hill, with Centre street turning left and going south towards West Robury. This map shows the location, including a triangular island of green that appears in the picture. No need of a rotary back then.