It was difficult to match this image exactly because, though you can’t see from the photo, the snow was falling heavily and the photographer’s fingers were freezing. However, they are a fairly close match.
The Mobil Station on the left is now an auto repair shop that looks quite different, but if you walk by and look behind the building, you can see an old Mobil “Red Pegasus” sign. The house beyond the Mobil station is now the Beacon Hill Library. The sign on the corner that advertised the Mobil is in the same location today, and may be the same structure.
The trees that now grace the planting strip on the east side of Beacon, as large as they are now, weren’t there at all in 1955.
The trolley wires are still intact for the use of Beacon Hill’s trolleybuses.