|Boston in 1649|
|Modern Boston with Big Dig|
To the right is a modern map of Boston, with the Big Dig shown (image from http://www.futureboston.org/mapoverlay.htm. This image is rotated about 45 degrees from the 1649 map. The leveling of Corn Hill and other Boston hills, and a great deal of wetlands fill has altered the outline of Boston's peninsula. Winthrop's home was located near the lower/southeast end of the red Big Dig line which runs diagonally across the peninsula.
It's exciting to see such places as Winthrop's home come to light, after being buried for centuries by more recent development.