The side streets between the two main thoroughfares look like the rungs of a ladder when viewed on a map, hence the name. Redevelopment[ edit ] Following the success of the Faneuil Hall MarketplaceBoston decided to redevelop the Washington Street area into a pedestrian-only mall, which was unveiled in At first, foot traffic and business in the area declined, but it slowly returned as the popularity of the mall as a shopping area increased, helped along by a cart vending program. InEben Jordan and Benjamin L.
It was originally known by several names: The name was extended north to Adams Square on July 6,and north on a new road to Haymarket Square on November 6, The part north of Roxbury Street in Dudley SquareRoxbury was laid out as a public way on January 19,and given its name May 9, The Norfolk and Bristol Turnpike was established inand built as a turnpike as a straighter alternate to two roads between Boston and Providence —the Lower Boston Post Road via Norwood and Foxborough and the road via Walpole and Wrentham.
Coincidentally the only part not built as a new road was the part through North Attleborough that US 1 now bypasses.
The southern half of the turnpike got little use as it avoided all the towns, where travelers wanted to stop, and had some steep grades. In fact, until the s, when the current highway part of US 1 was built between Boston and Providence, the southern half remained a dirt road.
The part of the turnpike in Roxbury was laid out as a public road in June It was named Shawmut Avenue, as an extension of that road from Dudley Square.
The rest of the road west from Dudley Square became Roxbury Street on June 16,and, at the same time, Washington Street was extended south from Dudley Square along the former Shawmut Street to the line with Dedham.
It was taken over by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works in The narrowest point was near today's crossing of the Massachusetts Turnpike. The road ends north of Haymarket Squarewhere it joins the so-called Surface Artery the road above the subterranean Big Dig.
Due to redevelopment, the original path of Washington Street has been pre-empted by Haymarket Square and Government Center which used to be Scollay Square. Washington Street begins once again at State and Court Streets as a one-way thoroughfare for northbound traffic only.
Through Downtown Crossingfrom Milk Street south to Temple Place, Washington Street is closed to most vehicular traffic and continues to be one-way northbound for authorized traffic only.
Northbound traffic bypasses this section to the east using those two streets. This median lasts until just before the Dedham city line, where the road continues as an undivided road. Washington Street continues southwestward, through the center of Dedham, the outskirts of Westwoodthe centers of Norwoodand East Walpole and South Walpole.
At the Walpole — Foxborough line, it no longer crosses the railroad tracks the old Mansfield and Framingham Railroadand traffic must detour via Water Street and North Street. This road merges into the old path of Washington Street south of the railroad. Numbered routes[ edit ] Washington Street currently has the following route numbers: The old road became Route 1A north from North Attleborough center and through South Attleboroending at the rotary just north of Dedham center.
Between and1A was truncated to end at US 1 via Elm Street south of Dedham center, probably to keep traffic out of Dedham center. US 1 was removed from that alignment inbut 1A still ends at the old route. Public transportation[ edit ] As a main road, Washington Street has had its share of streetcar and later bus routes.
An map shows streetcar tracks from Boylston Street south to Dudley Street. Bytracks also used Washington north to Haymarket Squareand by all the way to and over the Charlestown Bridge. Except for the older section through North Attleborough center, used by the Interstate Consolidated Street Railway, none of the rest had streetcar tracks, due to its avoidance of populated areas.
Inyet another map still shows streetcar tracks on Washington Street within Boston, ending downtown at Essex Street. By they were only in use from Forest Hills to Egleston by the 40 route, bus substituted December 18, and from Dudley to Northampton Street by the 47 route, bustituted September 13,and the 10 route, bus substituted December 5, The Washington Street Tunnel downtown opened November 30, The Elevated closed on April 30,with the opening of the Southwest Corridor several days later.
Other Washington Streets in Boston[ edit ] There are two significant and two minor streets in Boston with the same name. Addresses at these streets need to be distinguished by neighborhood names or ZIP codes. In Allston-Brighton neighborhoods, Washington Street begins at the boundary with Brookline and extends about 2 miles 3.
As a whole, it begins in Brookline Village, and crosses Brookline, Allston, Brighton, Newton, and Wellesleyending at Wellesley's boundary with Naticka total of almost In the Dorchester neighborhood, Washington Street extends approximately 2.Things To Do in Boston, MA: Discover the best activities in Boston with deals of % off every day along.
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|CBS Boston: News, Sports, And Weather For Massachusetts From WBZ Channel 4 « CBS Boston||Description[ edit ] East of Massachusetts AvenueNewbury Street is a mile-long street lined with historic 19th-century brownstones that contain hundreds of shops and restaurants, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals. As the address numbers climb, the shops become slightly less expensive and more bohemian up to Mass Ave.|
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It features large department stores as well as restaurants, souvenir sellers, general retail establishments, and street vendors. The section of Washington Street between Temple and Bromfield streets are closed to most vehicular traffic; pedestrians may walk freely in the street.
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