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South Bay in Dorchester
South Bay in detail from 1871 view
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 Detail from an 1871 birds-eye-view showing the railroad line crossing into Dorchester and the line crossing the South Bay to Roxbury. At the right one can see the channel leading to the South Bay between Boston (off to the right) and South Boston in the middle of the illustration. The South Bay is the body of water at the top center. On the left Dorchesters Columbia Point juts out into the harbor. After South Boston seceded from Dorchester in 1804 to become part of Boston, Dorchester land owners west of Boston Street still had maritime access through the shore of the South Bay until, in the 20th century, the Bay was filled in. In recent times, the filled land accommodates a shopping mall.

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Created: February 8, 2011   Modified: October 10, 2015