Beacon Hill

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Beacon Hill, an historic district and one of the oldest neighborhoods in America, welcomed its first resident in the 1620s. In colonial days, the area served as a strategic look-out point; in the early years of the 1800s it quickly developed into a home for the most prominent and fashionable Bostonians. Its attraction was and still is its architectural continuity and integrity. Cynthia Chalmers Bartlett's Beacon Hill chronicles the development of this historic area in the early nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries through a fascinating series of vintage photographs. This exciting compilation will transport readersto the days of horse-and-buggy transportation, early American architecture, and elaborate Victorian attire. The images in this collection pay homage to the homes and headquarters of many eminent American statesmen, artists, authors, and activists. The hill's illustrious and multicultural past is splendidly documented in this wellresearched and brilliantly-illustrated new book.
ISBN: 9780738534619
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Art Historian and author Cynthia Chalmers Bartlett believes that it is impossible to tire of the area's scenic ambience, including its cobblestone streets, gas lamps, and hidden gardens. Her affection for Beacon Hill and knowledge of its history are evident in this remarkable new work, which will surely be treasured by resident and historian alike.
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