Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Boston's Ladder Blocks are bounded by Washington and Tremont Streets south of School Street. The streets that connect them create a street grid shaped like a ladder, giving the district the name by which it was once known. These blocks have a rich history, from life as a residential neighborhood to a hub of small specialty retail. In this walk we trace the architectural and social history of the Ladder Blocks as a seedbed of Boston's intellectual identity and the nexus of its cultural character. Meet your guide at the corner of Washington and Boylston Streets, in front of the Boylston Building, 22 Boylston Street.