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Northern Ave. Bridge

NORTHERN AVE. BRIDGE AND THE U.S. CUSTOM APPRAISERS' STORES
Photograph by Leslie Jones - Early 1930s

Note: The U.S. Custom Appraisers' Stores served not only as the main inspection and storage facility for goods, especially suspicious goods, that came to Boston by sea, it also was a favorite vantage point for Leslie Jones' photographs of the waterfront. Jones probably knew the superintendent of every tall building in Boston by name and may well have helped them stock their liquor cabinets on Christmas, in the name of good cheer and easy access. On the bridge slip of the Northern Ave. Bridge stands the Boston Fire Department's Fireboat Station, with fireboat at berth nearby.

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