26 thoughts on “Acorn Street

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you. Itโ€™s a bit tricky to find but if your cousin knows the area, then he or she likely had no trouble. I like to bring people here and St Louis Square on Beacon Hill.

  1. Les

    Always nice! This street is very similar to the one in Philadelphia that is the oldest street in the city. Many narrow cobblestone streets can be found in the Old City of Philadelphia. Some cobblestone streets were paved over for progress.

  2. mickey2travel

    Beautiful shot, Sir! Thank you for sharing, my friend! By the way…. I was told many years ago (when I was working in Boston and went on a history walking tour) that some of the older streets were more narrower than others, because that was pretty much how WIDE the wagons were before the “age of the car” came about! Any truth to that?

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you, Mickey. That is my understanding. There is a similarly narrow street near the waterfront called Marshall Street. It’s like one of the oldest streets in the city and it would be a challenge to drive. Quebec City is still a walled city and I think they had to widen the gates in the wall to get modern traffic through. I have seen vehicles on Acorn St but they tend to be subcompacts and it is obviously a one-way street. Cheers!

  3. Robin

    Beautiful photo! You take great shots of streets and buildings. I remember one from the past that had a narrow passage that looked impossibly precarious for cars to drive through. Historical architecture didn’t imagine cars or big SUVs.

    If you ever visit Philly, visit Elffreth’s Alley. I wish I had taken some photos of it when I lived there. It is right in my neighborhood. ๐Ÿ˜”

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you, Robin. There are a few places like this in Boston. Marshall Stree is the other one that comes to mind. Someone else mentioned going to Philly. It’s been a while. i’ll have to go back sometime.

      1. Robin

        You are fortunate to live so close to Boston! Since our son lives there, we get to visit once or twice a year. It isn’t for photo shoots, but occasionally I am able to take a few pics ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sarah

    It’s a beautiful little street, I can see why photographers like to hang around here!! ๐Ÿ˜„ Must be lovely to live in one of these houses too. ๐Ÿ˜Š


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