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Walking Tour of Stony Brook

MBTA Stony Brook Station Jamaica Plain, MA

Explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain and […]

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Film Screening: Borderland The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames

Jamaica Plain Branch Library 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Blanche Ames Ames (1878-1969) was an artist, activist, builder, inventor, a birth control maverick and a leader within the woman suffrage movement in Massachusetts. She also has an intriguing and rather unique connection to Jamaica Plain. Please join us for a screening of a film about the life of this trailblazing woman, followed by a […]

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Walking Tour of Hyde Square

Brendan Behan Pub 378 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA

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 […]

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Walking Tour of Green Street

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center 640 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing […]

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Walking Tour of Woodbourne

Bethel AME Church 38 Walk Hill Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Come walk with us through this well-known corner of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was […]

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Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond Bandstand Pond and Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, MA

Come walk around the Jamaica Pond with us. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman and James Michael Curley who made their homes on […]

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Walking Tour of Woodbourne

Bethel AME Church 38 Walk Hill Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Come walk with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society through this less well-known corner of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston […]

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Tour de Stony Brook en español

Stony Brook T Stop Boylston and Lamartine, Jamaica Plain, MA

Entrar el Jamaica Plain Historical Society a explore un área industrial fascinante en el corazón de Boston. Veremos edificios que fueron cutidurías y cervecerías en el siglo XIX, las casas de los primeros colonos alemanes y la Boston Beer Company, la cervecería de Samuel Adams. Hablaremos de la década de 1970, en la que una […]

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Tour de Hyde Square en español

Brendan Behan Pub 378 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Entra el Jamaica Plain Historical Society a Aprende sobre la plaza Hyde en la década de 1840 cuando los inmigrantes alemanes e irlandeses transformaron el vecindario con sus negocios, escuelas e instituciones. Veremos cómo a principios de la década de 1960, Hyde Square volvió a cambiar cuando los inmigrantes cubanos, puertorriqueños y dominicanos convirtieron el […]

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Walking Tour of Green Street

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center 640 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk along Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, […]

Free

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