Blanchard's on Centre St., Jamaica Plain
ca. 1970 2013
A look down Centre Street toward the Greenough Building at left and Blanchard Liquors to the right. A trolley apporaches. A sign for James W. Hennigan Insurance and Real Estate can be seen to the left. James W. Hennigan Jr. was a local politician and school board member who pushed for school integration in the 1970s. He lost a race for mayor of Boston in 1959. His father was a Mass State Representative. The James W. Hennigan School is now a Boston public school near Hyde Square. The new fire station now stands to the right of the Greenough Building. A fire truck can be seen pulling out of the station onto Centre Street in the newer photo.
Photo on Left: Copyright Jamaica Plain Historical Society. Photo below of the Hennigan Family Copyright http://jamesandkatherinehenniganfamily.blogspot.com/