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Jamaica Plain Historical Society

October 2020

Walking Tour of Stony Brook

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stony Brook T Stop, Boylston and Lamartine
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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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 other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament to the power of community activism.…

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Walking Tour of Hyde Square

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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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…

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Walking Tour of Hyde Square

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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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…

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Walking Tour of Green Street

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 640 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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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 until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early in the 20th century the United States Post Office moved from its…

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Walking Tour of Woodbourne

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bethel AME Church, 38 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour this part of the JP neighborhood which 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 founded in 1912. All tours are free to the public and are offered on dates shown. Tours last between 60 and 90…

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Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Jamaica Pond Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States + Google Map

Travel around the Pond with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. 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 the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. All tours are…

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