Boston's South End

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Bordered by Back Bay, Roxbury, and Chinatown, the South End was once a tidal marsh with a narrow strip of land connecting the Shawmut Peninsula (today's Downtown Boston) to the neighboring mainland town of Roxbury. Known as the "Boston Neck," that strip of land was the foundation upon which the neighborhood was created in the 19th century. Boston's South End recounts the history of the neighborhood from its inception as a wealthy residential district to a vibrant immigrant community in the early 20th century.
ISBN: 9781467128056
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 189
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Lauren Prescott is a historian and the executive director of the South End Historical Society. Lauren uses the South End Historical Society's rich collection of postcards and images to bring the history of the South End to life. A group of residents who recognized the significant architectural and cultural history of the neighborhood founded the South End Historical Society in 1966. Through the efforts of the historical society, the South End was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as the largest Victorian brick row house district in the United States.
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