Book Talk: Jamaica Plain Through Time
This is a Jamaica Plain Historical Society event. Boston historian Anthony M. Sammarco will speak about his new photographic history of Jamaica Plain: Jamaica Plain Through Time. This fascinating book chronicles the neighborhood from the late nineteenth century through to the twenty-first century using contemporary photographs by Peter B. Kingman. Known in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as the Jamaica End of Roxbury, the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, evolved from agrarian farmland into one of the more dynamic and inclusive neighborhoods of twenty-first century Boston. Jamaica Plain became one of the earliest streetcar suburbs of Boston with various forms of transportation linking it to downtown Boston.