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Jamaica Plain Historical Society

September 2019

Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Pond and Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Walk around the Jamaica Pond with the JP 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. Tour lasts 90…

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October 2019

The Arts & Crafts Houses of Massachusetts

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society for a book talk. Author Heli Meltsner will talk about her new book The Arts & Crafts Houses of Massachusetts: A Style Rediscovered. At the opening of the 20th century, Massachusetts architects struggled to create an authentic new look that would reflect their clients’ increasingly informal way of life. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement in England, the result was a charming style that proved especially appropriate for the rapidly expanding suburbs and…

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