42 Lomasney Way in the West End, a.k.a. The Last Tenement, stands alone as a relic from a bygone era. Now you can rent an apartment there.
This listing on Apartments.com went live just days ago. It reads: “Rare opportunity to live in Boston’s famed “Lone Tenement” building, one of the last remaining residential buildings from the original West End.” It’s a fully-furnished, 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom unit. And it’ll set you back $1850 a month.
The history behind the building is wild. According to Wikipedia, the tenement was built in the 1870’s, housing immigrants from various parts of the world into the turn of the last century. During the 1950’s, the West End was gentrified, with rows of tenements demolished to make way for the Causeway St. elevated, Boston Garden, and I-93. But 42 Lomasney way remained.
Why? Ask the locals and they’ll tell you the Angiulo Brothers, a notorious North End gang, pulled some strings to save it from the wrecking ball. And so it remains, in 2022. And it’s waiting for you to move in and live in a little piece of Boston history.