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Combat Zone Estates (coming soon)

The name of this high-rise building of upscale apartments is actually going to be The Kensington.

 

The building is located on the corner of LaGrange Street and Washington Street in Boston, formerly the heart of the Combat Zone (red light district that was eradicated by the city 20 or so years ago.)

 

There are a couple of surviving vestiges of the Combat Zone still here, 2 side by side strip clubs located on the ground floor of the old brick building in this picture, right across LaGrange Street from the new high-rise. The Gaiety Theater, which was built in 1908 as a burlesque house, was formerly located on the construction site and was demolished to allow for the new building.

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Taken on September 19, 2012