Founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England, Boston was one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2, and is the most populous city in the New England region.
The Boston area’s many colleges and universities make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Boston’s economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States.
Take a look at these color pics from Dick Leonhardt to see what Boston looked like from the early 1960s.
City Square Station, Charlestown, Boston, March 1960
Boston from City Square Station in Charlestown, March 1960