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Last updated: 4/5/18

The Ladder Blocks Tour

This tour is presented by Boston by Foot in partnership with Boston Preservation Alliance.

Boston’s Ladder Blocks are bounded by Washington and Tremont Streets south of School Street. The streets that connect them create a street grid shaped like a ladder, giving the district the name by which it was once known. These blocks have a rich history, from life as a residential neighborhood to a hub of small specialty retail.