Wednesday, May 18, 2011

From Garbage Dumps To Gardens

The traffic triangle at Lawrence and Dover sometime in the late 70s or early 80s. (click to enlarge)
Can you believe that this is how the triangle gardens at the ends of Dover, Beacon, Malden, and Magnolia looked at one time? Next time your block club is out doing a Clean & Green, think about how far our neighborhood has come since the time that those spaces doubled as mini garbage dumps.

UU Note: We are assuming that this photo was taken sometime in the late 70s or early 80s, judging by the cars in photos and the fact that the street signs are green and not yellow.

1 comment:

  1. This is so amazing!
    "What a Dump!"

    I've been here for 20 years, and am not sure at what point these corners got their nice metal street signs, and plantings?

    Anyway...flash forward to 2011, and I'm hopeful that the 'decent' citizens of Uptown will out number the opportunistic criminal thugs and scum, and (along with a new clear-thinking Alderman) will continue to aim for the sky.