Archaeological Survey at Loring Greenough House Searches for History of Enslaved by Property Owners

The city's Archaeological Program is conducting a dig this week at the Loring Greenough House and already found a few things of interest on the first day. The dig is taking place Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, and is open to the public to come and see how a historical excavation takes place. One of the big reasons of why the Loring Greenough House was selected for an archaeological survey is to try to uncover the history of inhabitants who were enslaved by the property owners, said the city's Archaeological Program Facebook page. The Lorings built the house in 1760 and enslaved at least three individuals. The Lorings fled the house in 1774 after animosity was directed at them due to being British loyalists.


What Are The 100 Oldest Buildings in Boston? Oldest in Jamaica Plain?

Ever wonder what the oldest building is in Boston? How about the 100 oldest buildings in Boston? The City of Boston Archaeology Program recently released a list of the 100 oldest buildings in Boston. Several Jamaica Plain buildings made the list. Mind you that Jamaica Plain was annexed by Boston in 1874, so these buildings predate JP being part of Boston.