Fort Point Neighborhood - Boston, Massachusetts - Named After a Colonial Times Fort


Fort Point is a neighborhood or district in Boston, Massachusetts, named after the location of a fort that protected the city in colonial times. Fort Hill is located near what is now the intersection of Oliver and main streets. The neighborhood is full of small pockets of shopping venues, dining choices and cafes.

At least until 1675, the hill jutted out into the Atlantic Ocean, hence the designation of being a "point". Its height and proximity to the sea made the hill to a vantage point to the defensive cannons. Hill survived until at least 1842, but today the land is flat and largely occupied by the towers of the International Plaza. Landfill has also expanded the coastline outwards, so that the location of the castle is no longer directly on the waterfront.

The modern boundaries of the Fort Point neighborhood are somewhat ill defined. In its broadest scope, including land a few blocks on either side of Fort Point Channel (due to landfill is significantly lower than in the colonial era). The artistic community of Fort Point 'is located on the opposite side of the channel.

This is also called the area of South Boston Waterfront District or sea. Real estate listings include "Fort Point Channel areas east and west of Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Boston and the World Trade Center. (Further south is south of Boston proper.) The Boston Redevelopment Authority defines the Fort Point district in the South Boston neighborhood as "an area of approximately 100 acres (0.40 km2), defined by the Fort Point Channel in the west to Summer Street to the north, the ring road east, and West 2nd Street to the south. "

Bridge Summer Street, which crosses the canal, has a sign that welcomes travelers to the east to South Boston, and travelers to the west to Fort Point. U.S. Postal Service Bulk Mail Center Station Fort Point is located between the canal and the South Station. To the northwest is Chinatown. The northeastern section of Fort Point neighborhood, on the east side of the channel, can be said to overlap with the financial district.

The Fort Point neighborhood appeared in the 2006 film by Martin Scorsese called The Departed. An alley between Thompson St. and Farnsworth Pl whenever the steering geometry of fiction "344 Wash." In addition, the spectacular views of downtown Boston from the roof of Fort Point were prominent in the film. The views stand out like no other neighborhood in the Boston area.

In 2001, the District of Fort Point was requested as a historic district with the Boston Landmarks Commission. In 2007, Mayoral appointed Study Committee began drafting the rules of the District. In December 2008, Mayor Menino and the Boston Landmarks Commission voted to guidelines were formally adopted on 28 January 2009 by the Council of the City of Boston.

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