Thankfully photographic history of the automobile in the City of Boston has been well preserved by both the Boston Public Library and the MIT Library. Today two images of parking lots in “Beantown” show you more unique views of cars in the City. The lead photograph and the enlargement of it below show a comprehensive view of the average cars in use at the time. As is usual in the fifties only one import is seen in this view of “American Iron.”
The second photo below shows one of the many temporary parking lots that sprung up during the fifties and sixties after the demolition of older structures during redevelopment. One again this is an opportunity to check out cars and trucks in use at the time, and several imports can be seen parked in this lot. View the remarkable changes to the Franklin and Federal Street intersection in a recent street view.