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An alleyway running alongside the ruins of the former Shawmut Congregational Church.

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Title:
An alleyway running alongside the ruins of the former Shawmut Congregational Church.
Description:
An alley runs alongside a brick wall on one side, and then past the ruins of a former church, whose roof is covered with a blue tarp. A Villa Victoria house is visible at the end of the alley. The Shawmut Congregational Church (built 1864) was gutted by fire in 1978. Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción purchased the church and developed it into affordable homeownership condominiums and ground-floor commercial space. The housing was called Taino Tower after the Taino, the native inhabitants of Puerto Rico. The first condos went up for sale in 1991.
Creator:
Date:
[ca. 1986–1990]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
negatives (photographs)
Location:
Northeastern University Libraries
Collection (local):
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción records (M111)
Series:
Audio-Visual Material and Memorabilia
Subjects:
Alleys
Massachusetts
Boston
Weathering of buildings
Ruins
Urban landscape architecture
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (Boston, Mass.)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 color negative : 1 x 1.5 in.
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Notes (acquisition):
Donated by Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción.
Notes:
This project was partially funded with federal assistance from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.