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“A visit to the West End Museum” 4 of 5 stars
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The West End Museum
150 Staniford Street, Suite 7, Boston, MA 02114
617-723-2125
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Ranked #158 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Salem, Massachusetts
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“A visit to the West End Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I visited the West End Museum with friends. West End Museum's Last Tenement exhibit tells the story of the old West End neighborhood of Boston that was demolished in the late 1950's for urban renewal. The plan was to build moderate apartments but expensive apartments were built.
There are also rooms with changing exhibits. The current exhibit in the larger room is "Rope Walks of the West End and Beyond". I recommend a visit.

Visited August 2012
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“Story of West End neighborhood of Boston”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Visited the West End museum which is tucked in near the North Station and Boston Garden. Museum is free. We enjoyed a wonderful tour given by former resident of West End (which is a area similar to the North End that was a victim of the urban renewal in the 50s.) What could have been a virbrant area like the north end was demolished to create a modern apartment. The tour brought alive through pictures and displays the people that lived, worked and the social and cultural life of these people. Leaving there and walking through the Italian North End nearby you can imagine what this part of Boston could be today. The museum also has many talks, walking tours throughout the year.

Visited August 2012
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