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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.Later, a dense network of railroads furthered the region's industry and commerce.In the 1820s, Boston's population grew rapidly, and the city's ethnic composition changed dramatically with the first wave of European immigrants.It mostly served the massive Columbia Point public housing complex adjoining it, which was built in 1953.

Extensive demolition was met with strong public opposition.

Irish and Italian immigrants brought with them Roman Catholicism.

Currently, Catholics make up Boston's largest religious community, The largest reclamation efforts took place during the 19th century; beginning in 1807, the crown of Beacon Hill was used to fill in a 50-acre (20 ha) mill pond that later became the Haymarket Square area.

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.