A long way from its original shipyard roots, the Quincy Point of today offers a convenient, walkable neighborhood, found just to the east of Quincy’s downtown district. While it may be hard to imagine today, the Quincy Point of decades ago didn’t have a lot of the features that you see today.
Back then, it was primarily known as home to the Fore River Shipyard. In fact, at one time almost every family living in the area had someone who worked at the shipyard.
At the height of World War II, around 32,000 people were employed by the shipyard in this primarily blue-collar area. The shipyard finally closed in the mid 1980s and the US Naval Shipbuilding Museum now sits on the site.
The area has also turned into home for several companies,…