Victorian Summer: Good Friends, Tasty Food and Cold Beer

FHET welcomes author and historian Dee Morris for a Sunday afternoon historic walking tour to celebrate summer in the city. A Victorian Summer: Good Friends, Tasty Food and a Cold Beer

The tree-shaded landscape of Forest Hills Cemetery is the eternal home of Victorians who enhanced the social life of Boston.  Jacob Wirth (1840-1892) and his family established a legendary eating and drinking emporium that is a landmark today.  The fresh shellfish at the oyster saloon of Richard “Rich” Higgins (1830-1904) and the lager beer of Henry Pfaff (1826-1893) drew a loyal following.  Events at Roxbury estates featured fresh flowers or fruit from Marshall P. Wilder (1789-1886).

Toll Gate Cemetery. March 2014.

Photo of the Day: April 15

Each weekday we post a random image from our travels around the neighborhood. Today's image comes from Tollgate Cemetery, which many neighborhood residents aren't even aware exists. It's primarily a graveyard for Irish soldiers who died in the Civil War. The cemetery is beside the T tracks parallel to Hyde Park Avenue going into Roslindale. If you have a photo to nominate, email me at chris@jamaicaplainnews or tag a picture on Twitter with @02130News and I'll know it's fair game for "Photo of the Day."

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