Boston Barnum's Circus, Boylston St., the Fenway
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]
In 1889, Walter Gilman Page painted this view of Barnum's Circus set up along Parker Street (now Hemenway Street) in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. The small tents in the middle occupy what would ten years later become the site of the MHS—its current location at 1154 Boylston Street.