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Walking Tour of Hyde Square

June 12, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

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

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

Cost: Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to 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 learn about the property currently housing the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center which was once a site of the Perkins School for the Blind. The tour will also walk through the Sunnyside neighborhood, the site of homes built by philanthropist Robert Treat Paine from 1889 to 1899 as a “worker’s utopia” for working families.

Nota: este tour también se dará en español en Julio y Septiembre

Please note: tours will be given based on the current COVID 19 directives from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth. Please wear a mask and follow all required actions. Details and full schedule

All JPHS tours are free to the public. Our tours are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed. You can pre-register for tours using this form (if you wish):


June 12, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Jamaica Plain Historical Society




Brendan Behan Pub
378 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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