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Sporting hoop skirts and bonnets, pedestrians on Acorn Street celebrate Old Boston Day in 1925, retracing the footsteps of the city’s earliest residents. Dating to the 18th Century, the lane's modest Greek revival brick buildings once served as residences to coachmen who worked for wealthy families that lived in mansions elsewhere in Beacon Hill’s historic neighborhood. The cobblestone lane, barely two-cows-wide, was a bumpy ride for wagons and new-fangled horseless carriages.
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