Among the ripple effects of the new Casey Arborway is the closing of the Public Works Lighting Division Yard at Forest Hills Street. Bucket trucks, pick up trucks, lampposts, lightpole bases, huge wooden wheels of wire and other pieces of equipment have been moved to new buildings on Canterbury Lane off Morton Street.
Opened in 1955, the yard was relocated from South Street where the Farnsworth House is today. The new Forest Hills public works yard replaced the Forest Hills stables that rented horses for rides on the Franklin Park bridle paths for a half century.
Here’s a map of what the area would look like by the end of Casey Arborway construction (expected to be done by Sept. 30, 2016).
You can compare that with this view from Google Earth of the pre-construction landscape: