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Jamaica Plain Historical Society

May 2021

Walking Tour of Monument Square

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 10, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for free, public kindergarten education. We will visit…

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Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 4, 2021 at 11:00 am

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a tour of this lovely area of JP. Developed as a suburb by General William Hyslop Sumner in the mid-nineteenth century, this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The tour includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder as well as the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. Please note: tours will be given based on the…

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June 2021

Walking Tour of Stony Brook

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

MBTA Stony Brook Station Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States + Google Map
Free

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

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 31, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 640 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on October 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

Bethel AME Church, 38 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 founded in 1912. Please note: tours will be given based on the current COVID 19 directives from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth. Please…

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July 2021

Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 21, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Pond and Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. Please note: tours will be…

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Walking Tour of Monument Square

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 10, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for free, public kindergarten education. We will visit…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 4, 2021 at 11:00 am

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a tour of this lovely area of JP. Developed as a suburb by General William Hyslop Sumner in the mid-nineteenth century, this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The tour includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder as well as the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. Please note: tours will be given based on the…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Stony Brook

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

MBTA Stony Brook Station Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States + Google Map
Free

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.…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Hyde Square

July 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 31, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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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August 2021

Walking Tour of Green Street

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 640 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Woodbourne

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on October 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

Bethel AME Church, 38 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 founded in 1912. Please note: tours will be given based on the current COVID 19 directives from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth. Please…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 21, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Pond and Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. Please note: tours will be…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Monument Square

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 10, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for free, public kindergarten education. We will visit…

Find out more »

September 2021

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

September 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 4, 2021 at 11:00 am

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a tour of this lovely area of JP. Developed as a suburb by General William Hyslop Sumner in the mid-nineteenth century, this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The tour includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder as well as the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. Please note: tours will be given based on the…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Stony Brook

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

MBTA Stony Brook Station Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States + Google Map
Free

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.…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Hyde Square

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 31, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Green Street

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 640 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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…

Find out more »

October 2021

Walking Tour of Woodbourne

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on October 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

Bethel AME Church, 38 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 founded in 1912. Please note: tours will be given based on the current COVID 19 directives from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth. Please…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 21, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Pond and Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. Please note: tours will be…

Find out more »
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