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September 2021

Walking Tour of Green Street

September 25 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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One event on August 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on September 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Southern JP Health Center, 640 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk along Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early…

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Walking Tour of Green Street

September 26 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Southern JP Health Center, 640 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk along Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early…

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October 2021

Walking Tour of Woodbourne

October 2 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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One event on August 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on October 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Bethel AME Church, Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Free

Come walk with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society through this less well-known corner of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. Please note: tours will be given based on the current COVID 19 directives from the City of…

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Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

October 9 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
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One event on August 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM

One event on October 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Jamaica Pond Bandstand, 570 Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to walk around the Jamaica Pond. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman, Pauline Agassiz Shaw and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we…

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