After Boston's Great Fire of 1872 the reconstruction of Boston's downtown was rapid, almost 90% rebuilt within just 5 years. The newly constructed buildings were at least and in some cases even more impressive than previous generation of buildings.
The corner of Franklin Street and Federal Street built anew just a few years after the Great Fire of 1872.
Buildings along Franklin Street at the corner of Federal Street newly constructed just a few years after the Great Fire of 1872.
The Equitable Builing on Milk Street constructed after the Great Fire of 1872
The new Rialto Building on Milk Street replaced the previous Rialto Building at 67 Devonshire Street which was destroyed during the Great Fire of 1872.
Reconstruction of buildings near Post Office Square ca. 1875
Commercial facades along Washington Street ca. 1878
The east side of Washington Street featuring the Macullar, Parker & Williams clothing store at 400 Washington Street nearly a decade after it was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1872.