When it comes to overall development activity, South Boston is arguably the epicenter of the city’s development boom.
This comes after over 12 years of litigation between developers and environmentalists.
Martha Ciaburri started unpacking her belongings all the way from New Haven, Connecticut in 1970.
From front, Vladimir Kilinksy, Alexander Beliavsky, Shimon Walt, and Ayala Barel moved items out of a Beacon Street apartment in Brookline in 1975.
Chris Bland took a break after helping load a truck from her Park Drive apartment.
Debbie Potolosky relaxed and watched over a friend's belongings while moving onto Marlborough Street in 1979.
Rob Rumrill admired his possessions after unpacking his Hertz moving truck on Marlborough Street in 1979.
Elizabeth Bobb squeezed through cars as she moved her giant bird cage with the rest of her belongings into a new apartment on Marlborough Street in 1979.
Paula Cuzzone took a break while helping a friend move out of a Marlborough Street apartment in 1981.
A man helped his friend move out of the South End in 1981.
A student carried her bear down Commonwealth Avenue on move-in day in 1982.
Geri Gruyters sat on her couch on Beacon Street while awaiting keys to her new apartment on Commonwealth Avenue in 1983.
Rob Schlaak caught Cathy Goucher under a lamp while they moved furniture on Marlborough Street in 1985.
Boston College juniors Lorraine Giordano (front) and Susan Healy moved their belongings out of their apartment on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton in 1987.
Two men worked together to move a piano in 1989 around the Cambridge area.
This man relaxed on a sofa on the back of a truck moving furniture as it headed along Tremont Street in downtown Boston.
Julio Amaral, a student at Simmons College studying English language, got some help from friends moving into an apartment in Mission Hill.
Denice Couch moved from her Marlboro Street apartment in 1976.
Men moved a couch into a second floor apartment on Washington Street in Braintree in 1991.
Gregg LaVoie rested during a red light on Forsythe Street near Northeastern University as he helped move a bed into a truck in 1978.
College students moved into dorms and apartments. This photo was taken on Bay State Road in 1980.
This isn’t a traffic jam. These were cars parked on Beacon Street as students of Fisher Jr. College emptied their belongings out of cars in 1979.
John Steele moved a piano into a third floor apartment on Marlboro Street in 1979.
Rick Rice (right) and Billy Dawes packed up their belongings — including an automobile — into the moving van in 1994.
Randall Roth took a break from moving his belongings into a truck in Cambridge in 1978. He was moving to Washington, DC.
In 1979, a group of friends tried to find the best possible way to move a piano onto the third floor of an apartment building on Marlborough Street.
Debbie Brown moved into her Boston University dorm in 1969. She brought along a massive stuffed animal.