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Walking Tour of Hyde Square

September 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Join the JP Historical Society to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See how in the early 1960s, Hyde Square changed again when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican immigrants transformed it into Boston’s first predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. This tour also takes us to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1890. You will also learn about the property currently housing the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center which was once a site of the Perkins School for the Blind. The tour will also walk through the Sunnyside neighborhood, the site of homes built by philanthropist Robert Treat Paine from 1889 to 1899 as a “worker’s utopia” for working families.
All tours are free to the public and are offered on dates shown. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. A map showing the starting points of the walking tours is on our website.

Details

Date:
September 3, 2016
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.jphs.org/2016-walking-tours/

Venue

Brendan Behan Pub
378 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Phone:
617-522-5386
Website:
http://www.brendanbehanpub.com/

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