Location and Directions

Blackstone and Frankilin Squares are located at 1530-1535 Washington Street in the heart of the South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, and are easily accessible via public transportation.  The Squares are bisected by Washington Street and bounded by Shawmut Avenue to the North, East/West Brookline Streets to the East, St. George Street to the South, and East/West Newton Streets to the West.  The Squares are virtually in the shadow of the Boston Medical Center campus and surrounded by other area attractions, including Stella Restaurant, Flour Bakery & Cafe, the Blackstone Community Center, and Blackstone Elementary School.

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Traveling by bus:

Using the MBTA bus system is the easiest and fastest way to reach Blackstone and Franklin Squares.  Both squares are directly on the MBTA's Silver Line at the Washington Street @ Newton Street stop.  Other nearby bus routes include the 1, 8, 10, and 43.  More information on bus schedules and routes can be obtained from the MBTA website.

Traveling by subway:

Blackstone and Franklin Squares are most easily reached from either the Back Bay/South End or Mass Avenue Stations on the MBTA Orange Line.

From Back Bay/South End Station:

From the north, take the Orange Line to the Back Bay/South End Station.  Exit through the turnstiles at the far-end of the platform toward Dartmouth Street.  After exiting the station, turn left on Dartmouth Street, heading South (away from Copley Square).  Continue on Dartmouth Street which becomes West Dedham Street after passing Tremont Street.  Turn right on Shawmut Avenue.  Blackstone Square will be on your left.  The total walking time is about 15 minutes.

From the Massachusetts Avenue Station:

From the south, take the Orange Line to the Massachusetts Avenue Station.  Exit thorough the turnstiles are the northeast end of the platform.  Go straight out of the station, crossing Massachusetts Avenue.  Turn right, and continue down Massachusetts Avenue toward Washington Street.  Turn left at Washington Street and continue walking approximately five blocks.  Blackstone and Franklin Squares will be on your left and right, respectively.  The total walking time is about 20 minutes.