Boston's Fort Point District

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Part historic treasure and part development frontier, Boston's Fort Point District evolved from a landscape of mud and sea grass into a teeming hub of commercial activity. Its proximity to Boston Harbor and its development as a rail center expanded trade for New England merchants nationally and overseas and caused an array of industries-from molasses distilling to the manufacture of razor blades-to flourish here. Through unique and vintage photographs, Boston's Fort Point District reveals the history of the district's construction, commerce, and culture. Describing its wharves, bridges, buildings, and people, author Michael J. Tyrrell traces Fort Point's development from its colonial Tea Party past to its present role as New England's largest artist community.
ISBN: 9780738535333
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Tyrrell is a graduate of the Harvard Design School, where he was educated in architecture, real estate, and transportation planning. An architect by training, he has received numerous professional design awards and citations. His civic initiatives to improve public access to Fort Point Channel and to preserve its historic bridges have been widely covered by the Boston news media. He is a member of the Boston Society of Architects Urban Design Committee and is a lecturer on urban design principles within the Department of Civil Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston.
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