Good Questions: Weird Iron Things in Beacon Hill?

Good Questions: Weird Iron Things in Beacon Hill?

This might be a weird question but I live in Beacon Hill and there are these weird iron things on practically every doorstep and I have no clue what they are. Just curious if anyone in the AT crowd had an answer. Thanks, Tim

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Not a weird question at all, Tim. As we mentioned yesterday in our Beacon Hill house tour, this neighborhood was built during a very different time — a time when most people wore heeled boots. These little iron things are boot scrapers and probably one of the most recognizable remnants of Beacon Hill's past. The best part is that they still work!

Anyone else have weird historical remnants in their Beacon Hill apartment buildings?

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