This should be 1926 or 27 as the Statler Hotel (now Park Plaza) was being finished. It opened in 1927. Picture taken from near the intersection of Stuart and Tremont Streets, but this view no longer exists as there are now many more buildings and the streets aren't even the same. I stumbled on a lot more Boston pictures from that ere here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/6308870435/in/photostream/
It looks like a model 34 Marmon sedan next to he horse drawn delivery wagon in your left lower corner. A good friend of mine has an Opera coupe Marmon, and I know several other people with what Marmon called the Speedster which is basically a sport touring model.
The taxi cab next to the Marmon is very interesting.
A great photo! With so many neat cars, but I don't see quite enough detail to think I can identify any others.
Thanks for sharing the photo, Chris L!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Interesting that there seem to have been very few Fords, but there were still horse drawn business vehicles in a major city in 1927.
Must be the hoity-toity part of town. The Fords were all across the tracks.
Next to the Marmon, it looks like a Checker and in about the middle of the picture is a Dodge Brothers Sedan.
You must be right. Hardly a plain Ford in sight in 1927 Beantown. Touring cars are fast becoming extinct. The intersection of Tremont and Stuart today is in the center of the theatre district.
In the right of the old photo is the marquee of the Plymouth Theatre, 1911-1957. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Sammy Davis and Betty Davis all played there. Razed in 1978.
The Park Plaza under construction dates the photo but is now blocked from view. Boston rerouted Stuart (to the left fork in the old photo) and old Stuart Street became buildings.
Progress takes its toll and we have shown everyone what traffic control is all about!
Ken in Texas
The five sided building in front of the Park Plaza (and under construction in the original photo) is the MotorMart Garage. Won best new building in Boston in 1927. Recently renovated.