A year of 100-year anniversaries
The mayor of Boston in 1912 was John F. Fitzgerald, known as Honey Fitz, the grandfather of future president John F. Kennedy and future senator Ted Kennedy. Fitzgerald recognized the rapid transition taking place in Boston. Writing in the Dec. 29, 1912, Boston Sunday Post, Fitzgerald reflected: "Boston for the year 1912 has moved forward with a stronger industrial and commercial spirit than I have ever known before.
Left: Construction was underway in 1912 at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, part of todays Brigham and Womens Hospital.