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The Southwest Corridor Park: A Community’s Response to a Highway
May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore the Southwest Corridor Park. The Park was the result of protests about the creation of an eight lane highway running through Boston’s southwestern neighborhoods. Jamaica Plain’s residents played an important role in stopping the planned I-95 and the efforts to create a park out of the razed land. This historical walking tour will follow the path of the park and discuss the changes in landscape to that section of Jamaica Plain and the communities that forced those changes to happen. Free and open to the public.
Please note the tour will follow the SW Corridor Park (while it starts at the Jackson Square T stop, the tour will end near the Green St T stop). We invite you to continue the conversation at Doyle’s Cafe after the tour, where light refreshments will be on offer (cash bar).
Special thanks to Paul Fuller for writing this tour and to John Bassett who provided the photograph we are using.
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