The West End was a historic, multi-ethnic neighborhood that was demolished to make room for well-known Boston landmarks such as Massachusetts General Hospital and the elevated railroad. The neighborhood was labeled a slum and destroyed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The neighborhood was one of the most diverse in Boston with many religious, racial, and ethnic groups including Italians, Jews, Ukrainians, African Americans all living together.
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