The view from the Bunker Hill Monument, sometime between the 1860s and 1880s. Photo courtesy of Boston Public Library.
The view in 2010:
Looking west from the Bunker Hill Monument, the approaches to the Tobin Bridge dominate the landscape in the 2010 photo. In the foreground, there is a stark contrast between the 19th century buildings to the right and the 1960s era redevelopment to the left. Many of the buildings are easily recognizable in both photos, especially the ones along the street in the lower center of the 2010 photo. In the background, beyond the approaches to the bridge. is the site of the former navy yard, which was still in active use in the first photo.