After the Great Boston Fire of 1872, workers used building rubble as landfill along the downtown waterfront.
During the mid- to-late 19th century, workers filled almost 600 acres (2.4 km) of brackish Charles River marshlands west of Boston Common with gravel brought by rail from the hills of Needham Heights.
The city annexed the adjacent towns of South Boston (1804), East Boston (1836), Roxbury (1868), Dorchester (including present day Mattapan and a portion of South Boston) (1870), Brighton (including present day Allston) (1874), West Roxbury (including present day Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) (1874), Charlestown (1874), and Hyde Park (1912).
Boston responded by initiating various urban renewal projects, under the direction of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) established in 1957.
The BRA subsequently re-evaluated its approach to urban renewal in its future projects, including the construction of Government Center.
In 1965, the Columbia Point Health Center opened in the Dorchester neighborhood, the first Community Health Center in the United States.
It mostly served the massive Columbia Point public housing complex adjoining it, which was built in 1953.
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