WEST END HISTORIC SITES
The West End was a settled community by the early 18th Century. As the Town of Boston grew the sections of the settlements gradually merged. The Bulfinch Triangle area was designed by America’s first professional architect, Charles Bulfinch in the early 19th Century. It consists of “made” land, i.e. fill taken from the nearby hills built up what had been an area used as a tidal mill pond. The original “West End” included the north slopes of Mt. Pemberton and Beacon Hill. The Old West End was basically razed during the Urban Renewal Project in the 1950’s. The buildings in the Bulfinch Triangle and selected buildings of historical interest were spared. Today the area is a mixture of public buildings, institutions, commercial and residential multi-famiy buildings.
The Historic Sites listed below are the important architectural structures remaining from the 18th & 19th Century Boston West End.